THE Lagos State University will no longer run part time courses in any of its faculties as from the next academic session.
This follows the cancellation of its School of Part Time Studies by the state government as a way of streamlining its focus to enable it to get through with accreditation of many of its courses.
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, who approved the abrogation of the external system, said the government was prepared to bring the school to high standards.
Fashola promised to do his best to make the institution fulfill the educational needs of the youth.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Chief Fatai Olukoga, explained that the decision to cancel the external system in the school was based on the recommendation and decision of its Governing Council.
The governor directed the school to ensure that the current admission exercise for the Year 2010/2011 Academic Session should be the last as far as the external system in the school was concerned.
According to him, all stakeholders, operators of the system, the students and the public in general should be duly informed of the new directives.
The statement said the decision was arrived at after due consideration of the report of a Visitation Panel set up by the governor to look into the academic and administrative activities of the school in the last 10 years in his efforts at finding a lasting solution to the incessant crisis in LASU.