Lagos State University (LASU) Vice Chancellor Prof Lanre Adigun Fagbohun is celebrating his second year in office. Many of the workers are praising him for turning things around since he assumed office on January 11, 2016. But the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says nothing has changed under him.

When Prof Lanre Adigun Fagbohun resumed as the eighth Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU) on January 11, 2016, the institution was reeling in crisis. Two years after, the school has known peace. But to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) it is “peace of the  graveyard”. Many of the workers who are praising the VC, do not agree with ASUU.

Non-academic  Staff union leaders and students are happy about the peace that prevails in the 34-year-old institution. They advised management to consolidate on staff welfare, which was described as one of the most contentious issues in the institution.

Describing as “fragile” the peace on campus, ASUU said the management takes delight in self glorification and victimising perceived enemies.

“Indeed LASU looks calm and peaceful, but it is the peace of the graveyard, said ASUU-LASU secretary Dr Anthony Dansu.

The Fagbohun-led administration came on board on the heels of the crises that led to the exit of  the immediate past management which  contended with workers’ allegations on victimisation, non-promotion, double standard, corruption, and high-handedness, among others.

Last week, the information unit of the university came out with a lengthy statement reeling out the achievements of the Fagbohun management watch.

Tagged: Two years in office: Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun heralds a new dawn in LASU, the institution’s Acting PRO Ademola Adekoya, who signed the document, spoke glowingly of his boss. Adekoya reeled out management’s achievements ranging from engendering peace via all-inclusive governance; encouraging human capacity development; entrenching culture of discipline and rule of Law; ensuring the take-off of LASU International School; improvement in physical infrastructure; initiating quality assurance implementation committee; and ensuring a cordial relationship between students and  staff.

Others include: improved staff welfare and promotion; instituting LASU Excellence Award; sustenance of   LASU  Scholars’ Award; replacing LASU External System with open distance learning;  establishment of directorate of advancement;  reclamation of encroached land; running a committee-based system, improved  scholarships and international ratings.