LASPOTECH's COVID-19 Ventilator, Hand Washing Machine & Other Achievments of Sogunro-led Administration

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The achievements of the 10th Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic, Mr. Samuel O. Sogunro despite crises with unions and alleged sack and demotion of staff members.

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Sogunro-led administration began on June 1st, 2015 after the reign of former Rector, Dr. AbdulAzeez Lawal whom he served as Deputy Rector(administration) under.

Although, the leadership of Mr. Sogunro is assumed by some staffs to be "tyranical" and "wicked" which as thus brought jubilation among the said staffs upon the expiration of the regime.

However, the fact that must not be left unsong is the performance of the administration in Infrastructural developments and Technological innovasion and improvements.

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The administration also increased academic standard of the institution and saw several courses accredited.

Below are the completed and ongoing project of Sogunro-led administration:

Procurement, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 227 1HP Pavilion Desktop Computers to the ICT center - COMPLETED

Construction of 2blocks of 8 toilets each on Ikorodu and Isolo campus - COMPLETED


Design and Fabrication of COVID-19 Saving Equipment(ALL COMPLETED):

  • Foot Pedal Hand Washing Machine
  • Mechanical Ventilator
  • Sanitization Boot
  • Sensor Controlled Hand Washing Machine

Agricultural Technology Department Building - ONGOING

School of Agriculture Administrative Building - ONGOING

Construction of School of Pure and Applied Science 600 seater Auditorium - ONGOING

Construction of Mass Communication Department - ONGOING

Operation of LASPOTECH Water Factory - ONGOING

Sogunro, who hails from Lagos Island Local Government, attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Surulere (1975), Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri (WASC, 1980); Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo (Higher School Certificate -HSC, 1983); University of Lagos (B.Ed, Mathematics Education, 1987, and MSc Statistics (1996) 

He is a member of the Nigerian Mathematical Society (MNMS) and Associate member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN) and Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).

Sogunro began his academic career as staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic in January 1990, when he was appointed as a Lecturer III in the Department of Mathematics.  His appointment was confirmed in January 1992.

He served as Lecturer III in the Department of Mathematics.  He was promoted Lecturer II (October 1, 1993); Lecturer I (October 1, 1996); Senior Lecturer (October 1, 1999); Principal Lecturer (October 1, 2005); and Chief Lecturer (August 11, 2010).

He also served as the Director, Academic Planning, from December 2010 to April 2013, when he became Deputy Rector.