Lagos State University popularly called “LASU” is a non-profit public higher institution of learning established in 1983 by the Lagos State Government. It was established to fill the void of the dearth in the education sector as that the time, thereby facilitating the advancement of learning and the establishment of academic excellence. The State University seeks to utilize all resources at its disposal to provide every deserving applicant a chance to further his/her education, instilling in each individual strict principles and the pursuit of truth and character.
LASU operates a multi-campus and collegiate system with four fully owned campus located at strategic locations in the state. These campuses include, the main campus in Ojo which houses all administrative buildings, halls of residence and facilities except the faculties of Engineering and Agriculture, located in Epe (Epe Campus), the Epe Campus is also home to the school’s pre-degree programme. Other campuses are located in Surulere and Ikeja.
The University offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, leading to officially recognized higher education degree such as Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees. The courses offered are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant professional bodies. LASU is a relatively large co-educational higher institution with an enrollment range of 15,000-20,000 students. Currently, the student population in the University is estimated at 35,000.
LASU has a selective admission policy by entrance examination, and caters for its large student population, providing academic and non-academic facilities such as lecture halls, faculty buildings, halls of residence, conference halls, sports facilities, among others.
Recent University ranking and review by 4ic.org shows that LASU currently ranks as the 15th best University in Nigeria, and 4947 in the world.
LASU surprisingly offers a broad range of degree programmes in 6 Faculties and its College of Medicine. The Lagos State University also has three schools namely, School of Communication, School of Transportation and Postgraduate School. An admirable addition is its Open and Distance Learning Research Institute. You would definitely agree with me that its a lot for a State-owned University, and as such is quite commendable. Nevertheless, here’s a detailed list of the faculties LASU:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Find the departmental courses offered at the institution below:
Academic departments in each faculty are as follows:
Faculty of Arts
-History and International Studies
-Theatre Arts and Music
Faculty of Education, we have;
-Education Science Studies
-Education Arts Studies
-Education Social Sciences
-Department of Curriculum Studies
-Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling Psychology
-Department of Educational Management
-Department of Languages Art and Social Science Education
-Department of Science and Technology Education
Faculty of Engineering, the courses offered here include;
-Chemical and Polymer Engineering
-Electronic and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Law
-International Law and Jurisprudence
-Commercial and Industrial Law
-Private and Property Law
Faculty of Management Sciences
-Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
-Banking and Finance
-Project Management Technology
Faculty of Science, the courses offered here are as follows;
Faculty of Social Sciences
-Mass Communication and Journalism
-Public and International Affairs
-Transportation and Planning Management
At the College of Medicine, the courses offered include;
-Medicine and Surgery
As stated earlier LASU also has an Open and Distance Learning Research Institute which offer courses in Management Science, Social science, and General Sciences. Also, the School of Communication born out of the need to have a single entity for affairs relating to communication runs only one programme and has three academic departments, namely;
-Department of Broadcasting
-Department of Journalism
-Department of Public Relations and Advertising.
Facilities at LASU include, administrative buildings, lecture halls, halls of residence, staff quarters, faculty buildings, a teaching hospital, an online learning management system, an open courseware portal, a library, an information and communication centre, a multimedia centre, an Open Educational Resource which provides an online journal system, the Lagos State University is also home to
A Radio Station:
The Lagos State University Radio Station 95.7 FM with the catchphrase ‘Lively and Solidly Unique' was established in 2016 and started transmission almost immediately, it was established for students of mass communication and other students with a flair for broadcasting to acquire skills and learn as well.
A multipurpose hall
An online service portal for students providing payment services, transcript application, student applications, academic calendars for the academic session;
And lots more.
There are a lot of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that you can study at LASU. Although the admission requirements may differ in faculties and programmes, there are still some general requirements that you have to be familiar with if you are thinking of pursuing an academic career at the University. Before listing these requirements, it's advisable that you visit the institution regularly, or more conveniently go through the school’s website for precise details on admission requirement by faculties, the sale of application forms, date of entrance examination and lots more.
As a prospective applicant, wishing to enroll for the Pre-degree/Diploma programme at the Institution, you must have your complete O’Level result with at least 3 credit passes. The subjects passed should include Mathematics and English.
As a prospective candidate seeking admission in the Lagos State University, its advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements:
You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study.
You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. This would make you eligible to;
Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted.
If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released by LASU and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take.
Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released, and academic activities at the institution are in full swing. Further information about admission in LASU and related news would be posted on the University’s website.
LASU offers postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively the similar offered at the Undergraduate level. The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements requested in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for PGD and Masters students or having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% for Ph.D. programmes.
Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript.
It's important to note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, and the admission list has been released by the institution. More details about the PG school at LASU, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the University’s website.
The Lagos State University website can be found at lasu.edu.ng.
Care to take a tour around one of the most popular institutions in the state, or are you a prospective student looking at furthering your education at the University? Here are a few things to know:
LASU is located in a very secure location with armed security personnel.
While at the LASU, you can engage in the following:
Enroll in a full-time or part-time programme
Take a tour around the University
Visit places of interest
Participate in social, academic and religious events.
Here are some helpful things to bring along:
Be sure to find Academic Scholars, Students, and Staffs at the institution.
Academic activities at the institution mostly occur during office hours on weekdays. Its advisable to visit the school during these hours.
Amidst the fact that its a state owned and operated institution, LASU has proven her mettle by been one of the most sought-after institutions in the State and Country. The institution has also churned out an extensive alumni list of Notable Nigerians. Some of the personalities on the list can be found below;
Reputable Nigerians on the list include:
-Rukky Sanda, Nigerian Actress
-Ruggedman, Nigerian Rapper
-Farida Mzamber Waziri- Former EFCC Chairman
-Desmond Elliot- Member, Lagos State House of Reps, and a Nigerian Actor
-Oluranti Adebule, Deputy Governor Lagos State
-Chioma Chukwuka, Nigerian Actress
-Sound Sultan- Nigerian Artist
-Tara Fela-Durotoye, Celebrity Make-up artist
-Wizkid, Nigerian Singer, and Songwriter
And a host of other prominent Nigerians.
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