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LASU VC urges Alumni to collaborate for University's excellence

The coconut breaking ceremony is significant to the convocation ceremonies in such a way that, all staff and well wishers offer prayers for the University.
Vice-Chancellor, LASU; Prof Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, mni,NPOM & other Principal Officers, cutting the cake at the event

LAGOS State University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has called on the Alumni Association, stakeholders, and others to collaborate with the University's administration to achieve its goal of becoming the best in West Africa.

She made this appeal during the Coconut Breaking and Cultural Festival, a pre-convocation event held on Monday, June 3, 2024, at the main campus, Ojo, Lagos.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello urged the alumni to actively participate in the University's development, citing the need for monumental growth. She expressed the University's willingness to partner with the Alumni and stakeholders to fast-track the realisation of its vision, emphasising that it is achievable, given the administration's progress.


The Vice-Chancellor highlighted the University's landmark projects since her tenure began and encouraged the alumni to facilitate further development by supporting the construction of an Independent Power Plant, Large Lecture Halls, Ultra-Modern Computer-Based Test Centres, and security gadgets.

Meanwhile, Major General Cecil Esekhaigbe (rtd), President, LASU Alumni, represented by Prof. Olugbenga Oladimeji, emphasised the event's significance in showcasing the State's rich culture and the University's location. He expressed his wishes for a successful convocation ceremony and encouraged the graduating set to give back to their Alma mater in the future.


The event featured the breaking of coconuts and offering prayers for the University, Lagos State, and the country. The Vice-Chancellor, principal officers, alumni, Deans, Directors, and students participated in the coconut breaking and offering of prayers. Other attractions included cake cutting and a closing prayer by Deputy Registrar, Vice-Chancellor's Office, Dr Lateef Shekoni.

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