14th October, 2010
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has declined to accredit ten courses at the Lagos State University, LASU.
The courses affected are Law, Economics, Marketing, Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration and Management Technology.
NUCâ€™s action may not be unconnected with the perceived infrastructure decay in the institution whose lecturers have been on strike for weeks now.
Following this development, Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday summoned the Vice â€“Chancellor of the institution, Lateef Akani Hussein to appear before it to explain why the National Universities Commission declined to accredit 10 courses offered in the university.
The House also called on the state government to release the report and white paper of the panel that looked into the crisis in the institution since 2009.
A member ofÂ the house, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu 1 Constituency, had raised the motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance.
He drew the attention of the Assembly to an 8 October newspaper advertisement to substantiate his call.
Agunbiade said the advertisement by NUC, stated that 10 courses offered by LASU, had been denied accreditation from the 2010/2011 academic session.
He described the development as aÂ setback for the institution noted for being the pride of the state government and its people.
Contributing to the motion, Mr. Babatunde Ogala, Ikeja Constituency, also expressedÂ disappointment that the Law Faculty of LASU, rated among the best in the country, wasÂ affected.
The Speaker Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, therefore summoned the vice-chancellor, deans of the affected faculties and members of ASUU to appear before the Assembly on 19 October over the issue.
â€”Eromosele Ebhomele/Agency Report