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DAILY SUN:Varsity uncovers new students with forged WAEC/NECO results

The just concluded admission screening exercise for new students admitted for the 2009/2010 at the Lagos State University (LASU) has led to the discovery of many who presented forged and altered WAEC and NECO results.

Daily Sun learnt the discovery would affect the number of those qualified in each department even as it shocked the management of LASU because of the number of the fresh students involved.

Daily Sun gathered that during the screening exercise, the officers in charge of each department found that many new students presented forged or altered WAEC and NECO results and were disqualified.

The forged results were detected by the eagle-eye screening officers while going through the credentials presented by the candidates.
The officers were said to have compared the WAEC/NECO results presented by the students against records from the examination bodies and discovered the forgery.
It was learnt that following the discovery, other students with similar results stayed away from the screening exercise.

A senior management staff of the institution who pleaded anonymity told Daily Sun that when the affected students were confronted with the findings, some confessed that the WAEC/NECO results were arranged by their parents who paid huge amount to a syndicate to produce them.
On the cases of altered results, the LASU source revealed that many of the new students changed their grades to A grades to get high score in the aggregate for the Post -UME test as well as enhance their admission status.

The discovery, it was learnt has reached the desk of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lateef Hussain who commended the officers involved in the screening exercise.
The discovery, it was learnt has reached the desk of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lateef Hussain who commended the officers involved in the screening exercise.

In a related development the Lagos State University (LASU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Boras on waste management.
Leader of the Sweden university team, Dr. Mohammed Tahertadeh lauded LASU management for being the first to sign the MOU with the University of Boras in the area of research, training, exchange and workshop for both staff and students.

According to him, the collaboration between the two universities would go a long way to strengthen the academic excellence, achieve practical learning and be of benefit to each institutions.
Dr. Tahertadeh thanked the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Professor Adebayo Sanni and the Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor Nurudeen Olasupo for facilitating the visit to LASU while he emphasized the need for the waste products that could be recycled for better use within Lagos state and the country at large.
The leader of the team said the dumping site visited and the heaps of waste products therein could be converted scientifically to produce electricity of about 500 megawatts for Lagos.

He revealed that the University of Boras in Sweden is presently recycling waste products to generate power supply and expressed the hope that such technology could also be embraced in Nigeria especially in Lagos state.
Tahertadeh further disclosed that the signing of the MOU was the first of its kind between any Nigerian university and a top Swedish university for waste conversion and waste management.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Lateef Hussain commended them in making LASU to appreciate the intrinsic value of waste management and power generation through the delegates from the institution that visited University of Boras, Sweden.

Professor Hussain promised that LASU would work assiduously to follow the line of the University of Boras in the area of power generation and waste management.
The Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Professor Adebayo Sanni while commending the delegates on the visit, while explaining the efforts of the Swedish government on importation of waste materials from Norway which the country converts to generate electricity.

He advised LASU management to borrow a leaf from the efforts of the Swedes in elevating the status of its country in the area of power generation.
The leader of the team was accompanied on the visit by Mr. Kayode Adekunle, Ph.d student of the University of Boras including Mr. Toyin Fabamise and Mr. Zachaaecus Ediare, representatives from Diazo Specialties Nigeria Ltd.
Other members of LASU management team present at the signing ceremony were Deputy VC, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Registrar, Mr. Oluwatoyin Oshun, Bursar, Mrs. Olapeju Awoliyi and the university Librarian, Dr. Adetoun Idowu.






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