LASU dismisses Dean of Student Affairs over certificate racketeering

Authorities of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, have removed the dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko.

His removal followed allegations of certificate racketeering rocking the institution.

Confirming his sack, the coordinator Centre for Information and Public Relations, Oluwayemisi Thomas-Onashile, told The Nation that he was removed as part of ongoing investigation by the university.

Meanwhile, a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, has been appointed as acting Dean of Student Affairs.

The Lagos State House of Assembly had on Tuesday said it would invite the Commissioner for Tertiary Education in the state, Tolani Akibu, the Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the Senate of the tertiary institution and other top staff.

Recall that an online news platform had revealed that a certificate racketeering syndicate had genuine Lagos State University certificates that anyone interested could purchase for between N2m and N3m, depending on the technicality of the course involved.