LASU Crisis: Senate proposes to reopen Lagos State University on February 24

After three weeks of being temporarily shut over a violent protest embarked on by its students, the Lagos State University’s (LASU) Senate has arrived at a decision to reopen the institution on Monday, February 24, a proposal that is yet to be approved by the school management.

According to reports, the institution’s Senate, made up of the Provost, Deans and directors, arrived at this decision after hours of deliberations last Thursday and Friday, in Lagos.

The Senate, it was gathered, directed that the university be reopened to enable final year students across all departments to sit for their 2012/2013 academic session second semester examinations, so that they could meet up with the Batch A National Youth Service Corps, scheduled to be commence February.

The decision has, however, not been formalised, as it is yet to be input in the school bulletin by the LASU management, a step that would confirm the finality of the decision.

It will be recalled that LASU students had, on January 23, embarked on a violent protest, destroying property and disrupting examinations in the school over management’s refusal to reopen the institution’s online registeration portal to enable students, who had not completed their registration do so, a decision which would have prevented affected students from writing their second semester examinations.