Insecurity: CCTV cameras installed on LASU campus

Lagos State University (LASU)

Lagos State University (LASU)

By Raji Rasak

The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has approved fund for the installation of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and other electronic gadgets to enhance security on campus.

The Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, disclosed this on Monday during the orientation programme for students of LASU School of Basic and Advance Studies (LASUSBAS), Badagry Campus.

“In addition to this, we have also constructed a new security post and procured a new motorcycle to improve the safety of lives and properties in the premises.

“In line with safety and security procedures, we have an active collaboration with external security agencies to complement the efforts of the university to improve safety of lives and properties of students and staff members.

“Also, our administration has procured an ambulance and two new 100kva and 40kva generators for the Badagry campus and the hostel, respectively.

“These are apart from the measures that have been put in place to ensure that our students commute with ease to and fro the university hostel on daily basis,” she said.

Olatunji-Bello promised that the institution would increase admission opportunities for candidates who graduated from the programme.

She stressed that any student that met the cut-off mark would not be denied admission into the 200 Level of the courses he/she desired to study in the university.

The vice-chancellor urged them to remain focused to to be able benefit from the huge opportunities presented by the LASUSBAS programme.

“I urge you to embrace hard work, shun vices such as cultism, cybercrimes popularly known as yahoo yahoo, sexual and gender-based violence, drug and alcohol related offences as well as examination malpractices.

“Let me warn you that if you are found culpable of any of these misconducts you shall not be spared, but shall be made to face the penalty, in accordance with the rules and regulations of LASU.

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“I urge you to justify the huge investments of your parents in your education by being disciplined on and off campus,” she addd.

In his opening remarks, Prof. Yunus Dauda, the Director, LASUSBAS, commended the vice-chancellor for providing the CCTV cameras, security posts and adequate laboratory equipment for science students.

He also noted that Olatinji-Bello had refurbished all the classroom facilities on campus and provided a befitting cafeterias for students and staff.

The director congratulated the the vice-chancellor for her achievements since she assumed office.

According to him, the facilities had impacted positively on academic activities as well as welfare of students and staff of the university.

He urged the newly admitted students to consider their admission for the programme as a great achievement.

Dauda urged them to work very hard and utilise their time well throughout the duration of the programme.

He advised the students to shun cultism, gangsterism, examination malpractice and other form of nefarious activities on campus.

LASUSBAS was formally known as JUPEB Foundation Programme.

Highlight of occasion was the inauguration of a cafeteria block on the campus


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