Welcome To LASCOCO

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the domain of the Lagos State Cooperative College, an institution established primarily by the Lagos State Government to provide specialized cooperative education and training for the sustenance and growth of cooperative businesses.

Having identified the pivotal role of cooperative societies as critical agents in sustainable community development vis-à-vis the observed skills gap in the management of these societies, the Lagos State Cooperative College was established by the Lagos State Government to provide a viable platform for the acquisition of specialized skills by people that are desirous of getting directly involved in their economic livelihood in the attempt to meet economic objectives in a competitive global economy.

To demonstrate its commitment to the provision of institutional support to the College, the State Government through the State House of Assembly enacted the enabling law of the College in 2018 making the institution the only Cooperative College in the country to be backed up by legislation. The State Government also went a step further to inaugurate the Governing Council of the College in June, 2020 and equally ensured that funding is provided through the purveyance of yearly subvention.

Starting off with the provision of short term certificated training to the Trustees of Cooperative organizations, the College over the years and in compliance with the guidelines of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has broadened its curriculum to scale up the managerial competencies of co-operators vis-à-vis the need to maximally exploit emerging opportunities whilst also dealing with unfolding challenges in the business environment.

Asides the short-term training of co-operators, the College presently runs a 45 week professional diploma programme for Registrars of Cooperative Societies. Also plans are already at an advanced stage to commence National Diploma courses in Cooperative Economics and Management as well as Micro Finance and Enterprise Development with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session.

As a specialized tertiary institution with a focus on human capacity development, we clearly understand what it takes to develop highly skilled manpower in the burgeoning cooperative industry. As such, we take investment in learning infrastructure, as a key priority in our quest to secure a competitive edge. Our location in Oko-Oba, Agege, a suburb of the Lagos metropolis, offers a serenity away from the boisterous city of Ikeja and makes accessibility to the College by road and rail relatively easier. Students are also poised to enjoy a learning experience that is exciting, friendly and interactive as a result of our assemblage of dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced and highly professional team of academic staff.

We also boast of an Information and Communication Technology Centre that will enhance the learning experience of students through the deployment of a Learning Management System platform that can be remotely accessed by students for the virtual delivery of instructional and educational contents in instances where physical attendance becomes unfeasible.

As you take the decision to enroll in any of our programmes, we assure you of our readiness to make your scholarship with us worthwhile through the practical demonstration of our commitment to the core values and principles of cooperatives. Please feel free to navigate through our webpage to satisfy all enquiries that would influence your decision to join us.