…Becomes second highest in Nigerian Universities ranked
The Lagos State University (LASU) has been ranked as one of the only six Nigerian Universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking for 2021.
THE in its latest ranking placed the Lagos State University among World Universities ranked in the 501-600 bracket, second only to the University of Ibadan, which was ranked in the 401-500 bracket.
Other Nigerian universities, ranked are University of Lagos (601-800), Covenant University (801-1000), the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1000+) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1001+).
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 includes more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making it the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
The latest ranking follows a consistent and meteoric rise in the local and international stock of the University in the last five years of the Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration, which has entrenched academic excellence, a culture of cutting edge research and enhanced community service.
The University was named Africa Centre of Excellence in STEM Education by the World Bank in 2017, and maintains its status as the most sought after state university in Nigeria.
Reacting to the latest ranking, Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU) Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun (SAN, NPOM) asserted that the institution’s ranking as the second best university in Nigeria is an empirical evidence of the institution’s commitment to excellence.
Fagbohun in his commendation of his ward said “More than four years ago, members of LASU community collectively agreed to pursue a vision and we began the hard work of rewriting the story of our university. In those four years, from our classrooms to our administrative offices, science laboratories and sports centre, we watched how LASU staff and students defied impossible odds to blaze the frontiers of excellence and innovations in different areas.
“In recent months, academics from the Lagos State University have won research grants worth millions of dollars to pursue discoveries and create products that will greatly add value to mankind,” Fagbohun stated.
He added that despite the incredible progress already made, he strongly believed that the best days are still way ahead. He said “We acknowledge the challenges our university currently faces while trying to compete for impact and relevance in the global educational landscape. This explains why our sleeves must remain rolled up and our thinking cap kept alive to its responsibility. We have more work to do.”
Fagbohun harped on improving on infrastructure and resilience plan, attracting more world class research opportunities and leading initiatives that will make LASU more globally competitive, He said that ensuring that the university remained worthy of being called home, a community where there is peace, unity, equality, progress and kindness, are non-negotiable ideals.
Fagbohun concluded by eulogizing the management, staff and students of the institution saying “Even as we look forward to the limitless possibilities the future could bring to our shores, we must celebrate ourselves and relish this moment of fulfillment and gratitude.
“Dear members of LASU Community, this is our victory. This is for each and every one of us whose hard work, patience and commitment have propelled us this far. Our 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking shows our vision and efforts over the past four and a half years have not been in vain. We have walked the talk and the best is yet to come!”