LASU students are employable – Fagbohun

The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun(SAN) has rated the performance of students high and said they are all employable.

Fagbohun stated this while speaking to journalists at the opening ceremony of “LASU Career Fair 2019”.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said, “If you go out to the industry, they will tell you that LASU students are employable, ready and set for employment. They are set for the public and private works. In fact, our students are ready for entrepreneurship.

What we are now doing is to have an arrangement whereby we can do a governance process and audit where our students are when they graduate.”

During his welcome address, LASU Vice chancellor urged the students to make use of the Career Fair tagged: “Employability Enhancement of Career Advancement in a Dynamic Labour Market.”

“Whatever university you finish in this country; you will be competing with those who finished from Yales of this world. That is why you must take advantage of whatever opportunity you have.

“For the employers of labour who are here, I say this; in three years, 10 months, other than the national strikes, not one minute of downtime have we had in this institution,” he said.

Professor Fagbohun later confirmed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration will continue ReadySetWork project.

“ReadySetWork is a critical project with which we are engaging our students and we have been informed that the new administration in Lagos State will continue with that programme,” the VC said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education in the state, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo lauded the management of LASU for organizing a great event that will change the lives of so many students.

Adefisayo implored all participants to make use of the opportunity.

She later said the government had pledged to give education the necessary priority.

On the same vein, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Shamusideen Allinson said the students should learn greatly from the opportunity and make hay while the sun shines.

Wahab urged the students to take the Career Fair as a giant stride in solving the major challenge of unemployment in Nigeria.


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