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NUC Approves Two New Varsities For Lagos

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NUC Approves Two New Varsities For Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the establishment of two new universities by the state.

According to him, the old polytechnic in Ikorodu would become the University of Science and Technology, while the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, and the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe, would be merged to form the University of Education.

Speaking during the public presentation of the book ‘Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe At 60: Audacity of Resilience’, in honour of Prof Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, the governor said the state deserves more universities because Unilag and the Lagos State University LASU cannot cater for the growing population of admission seekers in the state, adding that the creation of the two new institutions will increase access to higher education in the state.

The governor also stressed the need to groom leaders for tomorrow, as well as to develop curriculum that would fit the needs of the future.

He added that Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu would henceforth become University of Science and Technology, while Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education would now merge with Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and upgraded as University of Education.

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Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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