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
"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,"
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.