Paucity of funds has been a major challenge in many public tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and the University of Lagos, a first generation university is not an exception.
It started with three faculties of commerce, Law and Medicine 52 years ago but presently run 12 faculties with 83 academic programmes. The University was one of the three public institutions in Lagos inspected by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau.
The University of Lagos is still embarking on new projects to meet the needs of its teaming population. With a student population of more than 57,000, the university also lack sufficient bed spaces for students.
At inception in 1962, the University of Lagos inherited very solid structures, but today the institution has many dilapidated buildings which the Vice Chancellor attributed to lack of adequate funding for maintenance.
The Minister also inspected a link bridge constructed by the African Development Bank as well as a multi-storey TETFUND project at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka.
At the Yaba College of Technology, Mallam Shekarau inspected the Entrepreneur Center and other new projects. He promised the the federal government will soon release a white paper on the report of his visitation.