Introduction: A History of the University of Lagos, 1962-2012
The number of African countries that have celebrated 50th independence anniversary in the recent past indicates how important fifty years could be in the life of a country. It is no less significant in the life of an individual or institution. The University of Lagos, in particular, has every cause to celebrate its golden jubilee. From a modest beginning in 1962, the university has grown to become the nation’s pride and the most preferred University. it is on account of these phenomenal growth and achievements that the Vice-Chancellor told the audience at the 2011 convocation ceremony that the University had constituted a high powered committee to roll out the drums and the red carpet for the 50th Anniversary celebrations.