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LASU Dean says mass failure unconnected with Senate sitting

26 August 2015, 19:18

Lagos - Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday said that the non-sitting of the institution's Senate was not responsible for students’ mass failure in General Studies (GNS) and some other courses.

Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, the Dean, Students Affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the problem with the result ought to have been rectified by the former director of the GNS unit.

"The Senate had reduced the GNS courses from six to four, while collapsing two courses; but the same content was still used by the lecturers.

"So, the problem is that the changes were not reflected in the university's internet platform.

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"All the students need do, is to get the right code for the courses, to assess their result.

"Senate sitting has nothing to do with mass failure," he said.

Akinyemi said that some of the students actually failed, but were just making a case out of nothing, to blame the new director of the unit.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of LASU’s Students Union (LASUSU), Mr Adebanjo Fatai, told NAN that over 400 students had registered their names on the list for the mass failure.

Fatai said that since the result had already been uploaded on the university's website, no solution was within the purview of the director for GNS, except with the Senate.

"It is only the senate that can sit to reconsider and upgrade the result before it is approved.




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