Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed bills to establish new state-owned universities following the approval of the legislature.
They are Lagos State University of Education and Lagos State University of Science and Technology.
The assent transmits Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) in Ikorodu, Isolo and Surulere to University of Science and Technology.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Epe, become Lagos State University of Education.
Sanwo-Olu said for Nigeria to reach greater heights of development, the government must invest in transforming education.
The governor assured that Lagos will put Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at the forefront.
“We are investing into the quality of the curriculum and strength of the programmes offered. This action today will enable NUC do its due diligence.
“We are now blessed with two additional universities joining LASU established in 1982 by the first Executive Governor of Lagos State, the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu signs bills to establish two Lagos State-owned universities