THE Lagos State University (LASU) has employed a new security outfit to provide adequate security on campus for staff and students.
This was made known in a statement by the management.
It also allayed fears of other security personnel, assuring them that their jobs were not at stake.
The statement reads: “Following a meeting between the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) Executives and the Lagos State University management on the recent appointment of a security outfit to beef up security on the university campus, management wishes to sensitise members of staff and students about the presence of the security personnel on the campus and assure members of staff in the security department that their jobs are not threatened in any way.
“The appointment of new security personnel is on contract; members of staff in the security department of the University should not entertain any fear whatsoever about job loss;
“The personnel are employed to improve efficiency in the security service within the university; therefore, every member of staff should further feel secure in their presence.
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“The security personnel is expected to complement the efforts of the university security department given emerging security issues.”
Meanwhile, the institution has partnered the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, (HITS), India, to commence some exchange programmes. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to that effect last week.
The MoU signing was led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Adenike Boyo, and Prof. Selvamuthu Krishnan, Director of Sports at the HITS, at a brief ceremony on campus.
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According to the MoU, areas of partnership include any programme offered by LASU and HITS, deemed to aid the development of the two institutions with special focus on collaborative programmes, exchange of faculty members/research scholars, exchange of students, academic information, joint research and cultural programmes, among others.
The VC expressed optimism on the success of the collaboration, adding that the partnership would be beneficial to both parties.
A member of the HITS team, Dr Samuel Olalekan Adeyeye, who facilitated the collaboration, said LASU was selected for being one of the best institutions in Nigeria and one of those offering Aeronautical Engineering.
The collaboration is expected to run for five years renewable by another five.