Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH Set to Award Degree Soon as disclose by the Polytechnic rector.
Efforts are being intensified to give Lagos State Polytechnic a degree-awarding status, the Rector, Mr Olayinka Sogunro, said on Saturday.
The rector gave the assurance at a meeting of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria.
The event was hosted by the institution’s School of Communication and Liberal Studies, in conjunction with Diamond Award for Media Excellence.
Sogunro said that, by the upgrade, the institution would run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes alongside degree programmes.
“We are working on the upgrade of this polytechnic to a university status, but our polytechnic will be different from the conventional university because we are not going to abandon our National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes.
“We are going to run them concurrently so that students would have acquired the necessary skills and theoretical path upon graduation,’’ he said.
According to him, Lagos State Government has promised to improve the institution’s learning environment in line with the proposed upgrade.
“Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said that he would provide a befitting 5,000-capacity auditorium estimated at N3.2 billion, an administration block that was to cost N1.9 billion, and hostels,’’ he said.
The rector added that the governor promised to complete building the school’s sports’ ground.
“By January 2018, these projects will commence,’’ he said.