Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, stormed the office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday, protesting over non-accreditation of medical and dental programmes in the institution.
The students, who defied the early morning downpour, stormed the office of the governor to express their displeasure over the administration of Lagos State University College of Medicine, LASUCOM.
The students were armed with placards with different inscriptions like: “Our parents are frustrated, they think we have been rusticated’, ‘Ambode; release N100 million to LASUCOM’, ‘Ambode, please save us from shame and others.”
The students lamented that the non-accreditation of the programmes has forced them to spend eight years studying a six-year programme.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, chairman, LASU Association of Dental Students, Mr. Sydon Agbor, said the non-accreditation of the programmes had impeded the graduation of the final year students.
Agbor explained that without accreditation of their programmes by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, the students would never graduate from the institution, adding “Our visit here is to intimate the governor on the plight of LASUCOM students.”
He noted that lack of basic equipments, inadequate lecturers,  laboratory and others were the required facilities needed before the school could be accredited.
Agbor, therefore,  called on the governor to come to the aid of the students.Screenshot_20160830-064731~4

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