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LASU English Department holds Town Hall meeting

The meeting aimed to provide clarity on compulsory, required, and elective courses, and emphasise the importance of discipline-specific learning.

DEPARTMENT of English at Lagos State University organised a town hall meeting for penultimate and final year students on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the Central Language Laboratory.

The meeting aimed to clarify the differences between compulsory, required, and elective courses, and to emphasise the importance of taking discipline-specific courses.

In attendance were the Head of the Department, Prof. Pius Akhimien, and other Professors, including Prof. Ayo Ayodele, Prof. Omolola Ladele, Prof. Abolaji Mustapha, and Prof. Adebukola Atolagbe, as well as Mr Ajose Ezekiel.

HOD, Department of English; Prof Pius Akhimien 

The speakers stressed the need for students to prioritise courses that align with their discipline, rather than taking electives with no correlation solely for high grades. Prof. Mustapha led a thought-provoking question and answer session, inquiring why students often neglect Department electives and opt for Social Sciences electives instead. This sparked a lively discussion, with students sharing their opinions anonymously, and lecturers providing insightful responses.

To address the issue, Prof. Mustapha suggested the appointment of a Result Officer, responsible for handling result complaints after each semester's results are uploaded. This proposal was well-received by the students but is to be further discussed at the Departmental meeting.

Prof Ayo Ayodele

In her closing remarks, Prof. Atolagbe encouraged students to strive for academic excellence, impress their lecturers, and serve as ambassadors for the Department. The meeting concluded with a sense of clarity and renewed focus among the students.

This town hall meeting demonstrated the Department's commitment to student success and academic excellence. By addressing concerns and providing guidance, the department empowered students to make informed decisions about their academic paths.

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