The Students Union of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Thursday, July 3, directed its members not to pay the new tuition fees until a further reduction was made by the state government.
The Union’s President, Nurudeen Yusuf, who signed a press statement said that the tuition fee was high, in view of the economic situation of the state, when compared to the relative fees payable in other universities across the country.
“Following the meeting, the union resolved that students should resume with immediate effect but strongly warns that no student should pay the fee, until further notice,” the statement said.
It, however, called for the reduction or withdrawal of some charges such as: acceptance fee, tuition, caution and field trip/teaching practice levy.
According to the statement, other charges the students requested for reduction include laboratory and practical/workshop/studio work.
On June 11, the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, had announced a 34% to 60% reduction on the LASU tuition fees. This was sequel to protests from the students and civil society groups.
On June 20, the University’s Governing Council had released a breakdown of the new tuition fees which ranged from N76,750 to N158,250.
It was against the increase in fees announced in 2011, from N25,000 to N198,000 for humanities and education, while medical students were required to pay N348,000.Read more
Sources: Naij.com news, NAN, Premium Times