LASU Faculty Orientation: Be Focused, Pursue Your Dreams, Do Not Get Distracted – Dean


The newly admitted and Direct Entry students of the Lagos State University (LASU) Faculty of Social Sciences have been advised to be resolute by focusing on their primary objective a the institution by pursuing their dreams without distractions.

The occasion was the annual Orientation programme for newly admitted and Direct Entry students which was held at the Economics Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences, main campus, Ojo Lagos.

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Olufemi Lawal, in his opening remarks, congratulated the students and emphasised on self-awareness of their mission at LASU.

“Be focused, pursue your dreams, but do not get distracted, do not be drawn into vices that will hinder your goal in this university.

“Your mission is to study and finish your programme with all accolades, and feathers to your academic cap, and not to drop out along the way,” he admonished the fresh men and women.

The Acting Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr Abiodun Fatai-Abatan welcomed the world-class students to the great citadel of learning and admonished them to never forget the reason why they are in LASU.

He explained the role and importance of the Students’ Affairs Division, stating that they majorly serve as an interface between the students and the University management.

He also assured the students that the Students’ Affairs Division is ready to provide top-notch services that will benefit all the students.

The Head of Counselling and Career Unit, Dr. Joseph Ayeni spoke about the need for the students to visit the counselling unit when in need of support during challenges.

In his words “…today, I adopt you all as sons and daughters, so come to us, and be rest assured that confidently is our watchword and our tool”.

Other speakers at the orientation include Mr Sanusi Yemaro who represented the Deputy Registrar, Exams & Record.

He lectured the student on the need to always keep Records and Documents.

The Director, of LASU Health Services, Dr Nasir Ariyibi emphasised the need for students to undergo the Medical Screening Process.

The Chief Security Officer, Oluwole Ojo (Rtd) represented by Mr Edu Babatunde admonished the students to be security conscious and gave out the university security hotlines in cases of emergency 08037161006, 08028804445 and 08025427048.


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