Excitement as Lagos Cooperative College announces graduation of 104 students in first convocation
- This is news that would gladden the hearts of many, the Lagos State Co-operative College has graduated the first batch of its students
- The first graduation ceremony brought together notable men and women from across the state, especially those who were instrumental in the development of the college.
- The event gave cooperators across the state the opportunity to network and celebrate the movement in Lagos
The Lagos State Co-operative College LASCOCO is set to graduate one hundred and four students from its professional degree program.
Legit.ng reports that the Provost of the College, Mr. Akorede Ojomu, who stated this during a press conference to announce the first convocation and graduation of the Professional Diploma students, said that an honorary scholarship award would be awarded to five individuals who had been instrumental in the development of the College at the upcoming event on the 7th of next month (April).
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The winners of the award are: a former commissioner for agriculture and cooperatives and Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, the former commissioner for trade, industry and cooperatives, Ms. Olayinka Oladunjoye, the secretaries retired staff, Mr. Wale Raji, Dr. Yaqub Bashorun and Mr. Lekan Akodu.
He said the first conference of the Convocation would be entitled “Concern for the 21st century economy: what roles should cooperatives play in the transition to a sustainable economy? would be delivered by the Managing Director and Principal of the United Kingdom Cooperative College, Mr. Neil Calvert.
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The remark of the provost
The provost explained that as part of week-long activities to mark the ceremony, cooperators from across the state would also have the opportunity to network and celebrate the movement in Lagos with a talk titled “The Roles and Responsibilities of cooperative stakeholders in Lagos State”. while an interfaith mosque and religious services would also be held as part of the ceremony.
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Mr. Ojomu noted that the College has been working to fill the sector-specific skills gap by providing specialized training for the cooperative sub-sector.
“Within the committee of higher education institutions in the state and the country as a whole, the Lagos State Cooperative College falls into a specialized category considering that it was established to address skills gaps specific to the sector by providing specialized training to a cooperative sub-sector that is often not on the radar of the financial or mainstream media.”
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“The governor was heartbroken to see the girls on the road during school hours, with buckets on their heads, stopped his convoy, asked why they weren’t at school. They told him that their parents couldn’t pay the school fees.”
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In December 2021, Governor Sanwo-Olu commissioned a new secondary school in Lagos named Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School in the Ibeju local government area of the state.
Described as a state-of-the-art building, the school has an 18-classroom block, 12 standard classrooms, a football pitch, an arts and music studio, of a scientific laboratory, etc.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said he built the school to ensure that students in the community no longer have to walk long distances to gain access to education.