Lagos Lawmakers Wade Into Certificate Release Controversy In LASU; Probe Non-payment Of AOCOED Staff

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday instituted probe into the controversy surrounding issuing of degree result by the Lagos State University (LASU).

The lawmakers had thus directed the the Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology headed by Hon. Wahaab Alawiye-King, Lagos Island State Constituency 2; to investigate the matter with a view to resolving it.

The decision of the Assembly followed a petition forwarded to the Assembly by Part-time Students of the university 2005/2006 academic session, Ikorodu centre titled “Save Our Soul on non–issuance of degree result by LASU management for Ikorodu campus part-time students”.

The letter stated that students of Lagos State University, Ikorodu campus who schooled in the institution between 2005/2006 to 2008/2009 academic session sought for the intervention of the Assembly on the refusal of the management of the institution to release their certificates which the students claimed had long been overdue.

The aggrieved students said they needed the results urgently either to enable them source for gainful employment or for those who are gainfully employed to seek promotion and upgrading in their various places of works.

“We have taken several steps both individually and collectively to get these results but our efforts have proved abortive, hence the decision to seek the intervention of the state Assembly,” the students stated.

In a related development, the Assembly also directed the Committee on Education, Science and Technology to investigate the outstanding payment of 18 month salary arrears of the staff of the Lagos State College of Education.

The petitioners attached the memorandum of understanding signed between the state government and the union on 22nd March 2013 in which the government agreed to pay the money.

The union therefore decided to seek the intervention of the Assembly in order not to embark on industrial strike action.
The Committee was given two weeks to report back to the Assembly with comprehensive reports on the two assignment.

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