The Lagos State University, has won the British Council Creative Education Skills Grant.
Two faculty members, Babafemi Babatope and Abayomi Bello, both of the Theatre Arts and Music Department represented the institution.
The duo emerged victorious in a keenly contested project which involved seven United Kingdom higher institutions and seven Lagos State based Parastatals and higher institutions. The programme was held on the 31st of August, 2017 at the Asia-America Room, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Dr Babafemi Babatope and Dr Abayomi Bello by this achievement are the winners of the prestigious grant for cultural exchange creative education skill programme between University of Portsmouth and Lagos State University.
The duo will represent the Lagos State University at the Creative Education Skills Workshop at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom in June this year.
LASU partners FCE Abeokuta on Sandwich Programme
In another development, LASU has sealed a partnership with the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta on the Sandwich Programme.
This partnership would ensure that students enrolled in the FCE Sandwich Programme at the Bachelor’s degree level would be awarded LASU degree. It also means that the FCE Abeokuta degree programme is affiliated with LASU.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions was signed in the presence of senior members of staff of the two institutions at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, Main Campus, Ojo.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the host institution, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun noted that there is need to ensure quality and excellence on the partnership.
He said, “This ceremony is not just about the papers we will sign. There has to be a commitment from both partners to see this work.
“For us in LASU, we are committed to excellence. Our common goal is to make a difference in this country. And from what we have seen on paper, I believe the two institutions are convinced of making this a success.
‘’Be assured that in LASU, we are committed to making this work, we will have challenges, but we believed we can iron them out.’’
Also speaking, the Provost, Federal College of Education, Oshiele, Dr. Ayodele Ajayi expressed his appreciation to the University Management for approving the partnership promising that his team would do all within their power to make it work.
He said, “I can assure you that we are also out for quality and excellence and we will not disappoint. By virtue of our location, we believe we have a service to render to the people. We are also out for quality and you we will not disappointed.’’