The Lagos State Cooperative College was established under section 2 of the Cooperative College Law of Lagos State to fulfill the mandate of Training, Research, Learning, and Management of Information Communication Technology to Cooperators and members of the public at both Local and International levels.
The College commenced operations in Y2012 with the provision of short-term training programmes for the Trustees and Management Committees of cooperative societies with a view to equipping trainees with requisite skills and knowledge that would help to enhance their management abilities and also reduce incidences of fraud and conflicts in the management of cooperative business enterprises.
With the enactment of the enabling law, cited as Lagos State Cooperative College Law, 2018 of the Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, the College became the first of its kind in the country to be backed by legislation. The enabling law equally empowered the College to function as a tertiary institution with the mandate for the provision among others, of courses of instructions leading to the award of Diplomas and Certificates in cooperative and related studies.
The constitution and inauguration of its first Governing Council in June, 2020, transformed the College into a self-accounting agency of the State Government with attendant significant impact on the progression and development of academic activities. By the end of the third quarter of the same year, the College had successfully matriculated the pioneer set of students for its Professional Diploma programme and by September, 2021, the College secured institutional accreditation as well as the approval to run with effect from 2021/2022 Academic Session, National Diploma Programmes in Cooperative Economics and Management and Microfinance and Enterprise Development from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Presently, the college is poised to becoming a global model in sound cooperative education as a fall out of its deliberate strategic re-engineering processes and operational transformation. It has successfully forged local and international linkages and partnerships aimed at enriching the instructional and educational contents of its programmes.
The Major Objective behind the establishment of the Cooperative College is the need to protect the investment of the citizenry in the Cooperative Movement through:
- The provision of specialized short-duration capacity-building interventions to officials of the various forms of Cooperative.
- The creation of platform for young Nigerians to realize career aspiration in Cooperative Studies and the Management of Cooperative Societies in Lagos State and in Nigeria at large.
This will be achieved through:
- Enshrine the principle of prudence, transparency, and accountability in the Cooperative.
- Encourage the act of cooperation and increase the knowledge and skill of Cooperative toward reducing fraud and conflict within Cooperative Societies in Lagos.
- Equip the trustee and management Committee for effective management of their societies in Lagos.
- Developing a critical mass of personnel through capacity building for effective operation of the business and account of cooperative.
- Continuous education and training for co-operators in accordance with the 5th Principle of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).
- Better structure and managerial skill for committee members in the cooperatives.
To be a Global Model Cooperative Institution.
To build the capacity of Cooperative enterprises for effective and sustainable Socio-Economic growth through the production of highly skilled manpower and cutting-edge technology.
Promoting Humanity through Cooperative Education for Capacity Building and Entrepreneurial.
OUR CORE VALUES
Trust and cooperation, Cooperative ethic, and value professionalism.