“Participating in that ranking is to put ourselves on our toes, to know where we need to improve. This is not the best we can do, but it’s a good start. We must be targeting to be in the first 200 band by the time the next ranking will be done.” Vice Chancellor, LASU.
Lagos State University LASU, made it to the list of the first 600 Universities ranked globally. The assessment was carried out by the Times Higher Education (THE), as contained in its 2020 compiled report.
The Times Higher Education (THE) has credibly supplied performance data on University communities, their students, families, the government and industries since 2004. The institution has maintained a history of transparency and authenticity in ranking of Universities based on factors covering research, outreach and teaching.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who has over two years, represented the University as the 8th substantive VC, made a satisfactory remark pertaining the institution’s result in the global ranking, emphasizing need for improvement.
He acknowledged the efforts of the directorate of research management and innovation in the person of Olumuyiwa Odusanya, who sustained a robust working capacity that spotted LASU for listing.
Following another development, in a virtual meeting involving the vice chancellor and staff, the vice chancellor revealed the plans of the university to observe frequent online meeting, raising concern on the need for all staff members of the university to key in to modern technology trends for an upgrade in digital knowledge.
In his final statement, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, encouraged resourcefulness and diversification of knowledge amid the covid-19 challenge and also disclosed an anticipated participation of both academic and non-academic members of staff in his proposed virtual training sessions.