LASU, Michigan University sign research agreement


Representatives of the Lagos State University (LASU) in Nigeria and the Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States have signed an agreement towards fostering research and innovation in both institutions.

Parties from both sides reportedly did this at the LASU Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, on the university’s main campus in Ojo, Lagos on Thursday,30th January, 2020.

At the signing event, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor ‘Damola Oke, who stood in for the Vice Chancellor, Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun described the signing as another landmark achievement in the history of the university.

In his words, “We are interested in this and we will sign the agreement on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, who is out of Lagos, attending to other University related engagement. We believe the two institutions will benefit from this.”

The Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor Benjamin Aribisala, who facilitated the agreement highlighted some of the benefits as students/staff exchange, joint research work, field work, data collection and analysis, among other things.

He noted that the main ingredient for any research work is data.

He thanked the Management for making the signing of the agreement a reality.

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His counterpart from MSU who is described as the Coordinator, Engagement in Data Science, Dr Dennis Ikpe, was excited the agreement saw the light of the day.

He stated that a lot of work had gone into the signing and strongly believed the two great Institutions would benefit from the agreement.

Both Oke and the LASU Registrar, Mr Mohammed Olayinka Amuni, signed on behalf of the Nigerian university with the Deputy Registrar, Legal, Mrs Boyejo supervising the signing.

The proceedings were witnessed by senior officers of the LASU science faculty.

According a statement from the LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, the university had earlier signed agreements with Cape Town University in South Africa, Egerton University in Kenya and University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.

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