Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is to establish a Visitation Panel to look into the affairs of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo from 2009 to date.
Also, the State Executive Council will soon discuss the report of the Visitation Panel that probed the affairs of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu.
The Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed the developments.
He said: “Normally, Visitation Panel to universities are set up every five years, but for some reason, LASU has not got any panel in the last 12 years and we are working on that. In the next few weeks, members of the panel will be announced.
“The one led by Prof. Bamitale Omole was a special panel that looked into the controversies that trailed two selection exercises for the vice chancellor by the former Governing Council of the university. Its report and recommendations have been accepted.
“The statutory Visitation Panel will soon be set up. It is not a witch-hunting exercise. It is normal and expected and definitely, it will look into the finances of the school, workers strength, the facilities available and many more. It is to make things better.
“For the Lagos State Polytechnic, the report of the Visitation Panel will soon be considered by the State Executive Council and necessary actions taken,” he said.
Wahab said the state government will ensure that the standard of its tertiary institutions is world-class.
“The government is not abdicating its responsibility of funding the institutions. This is why the fees charged in those schools are among the lowest in the country.
“Some state-owned universities are charging fees comparable to what some private universities charge. But ours is moderate,” he added.