The Management of Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has put in place a policy to guarantee a 50 per cent refund of school fees to students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.50 in every session.
Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Vice-Chancellor (VC) LASU gave this assurance on Monday, October 25; during the matriculation ceremony of the 2020/2021 students.
She said the policy was to promote healthy competition among the students who consistently maintain the average of the CGPA.
1st News learned that 6,648 students were matriculated into the academic programmes of the institution.
Olatunji-Bello said LASU had over the years remained on the path of academic excellence; and distinguished itself in the comity of universities in the country.
She said, “We are committed to excellence and determined to emerge as the best university in the West Africa region.
“Our students’ welfare is top on our priorities as we will ensure that the learning environment remains conducive for learning.
“My dear matriculating students, please note that the distance between matriculation and convocation ceremonies is quite wide; and also yet so close, it is important that the journey ends successfully.’’
Olatunji-Bello advised the matriculating students to be regular in attendance at lectures, carry out all assignments shun deviant behaviours, and avoid indecent dressing among others.
“The university has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, corruption, as well as hooliganism.
“Those found culpable will be dealt with in line with their disciplinary mechanisms,” she said.
Meanwhile, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has called on Nollywood celebrities; to join hands in the fight against human trafficking as they play a vital role in society.
The NAPTIP DG, Fatima Waziri made this call in Abuja on Monday, October 25; during the premiere of the movie ‘Enslaved’, a film based on the fight against human trafficking and also child labour in Nigeria.
Also, it was the premiere and the launch of the ‘One Community Campaign’.
The DG, represented by Mrs Jessica Arikpo, the Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer from the Public Enlightenment Department of NAPTIP; said that the film industry, both in Nigeria and across the world; had over the years played a vital role in the agency’s agenda of meeting its mandate.
“Between 2014 and 2015, the Agency produced a weekly TV series, Itohan; and am sure some of you must have watched it on NTA; the result of that programme was quite huge; as it made a lot of impact in the lives of young people.”