The students of the Lagos State University, LASU, have rejected the reduction made on their Tuition fees.
The reduction was approved by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. But the students in a statement on Saturday night, through the Public Relations Officer of the Student Union Government, Adams Zaenab Olawumi, demanded that their fees be reversed to the old rate of 25,000 Naira.
The governor on Saturday approved the reduction of the fee from 67, 000 Naira to 57, 000 Naira per session payable by new intakes from 2020/21 session.
Olawumi in her statement read, “The leadership of the Lagos State University Students’ Union Government (LASU-SUG) extends Aluta Greetings to all students, comrades and stakeholders.
“The Lagos State University Students’ Union (hereinafter referred to as The Union) is saddled with the responsibility of protecting, ensuring and assuring the social and academic prosperity of ALL students of the Lagos State University.
The Union is primarily concerned with the welfare of students and maintaining a peaceful learning environment.
“Following the reduction in the increased school fees, the Union would like to use this medium to appreciate the University Management and Lagos State Government for the swift and considerate response our agitation has received.
Undoubtedly, education being the bedrock of any developed society remains core for a better Lagos! “In line with the news of reduction of the increased school fees circulating the media, the Union would like to reiterate that our stance remains TOTAL REVERSAL of the school fees.
The Union would continue to negotiate with the University Management and State Government for a downward review of the reduced school fees to the initial amount of #25,300 (twenty-five thousand, three hundred naira only).
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“Verily, the Lagos State University Students’ Union, being a progressive Union, admires the tranquility and serenity enjoyed so far on campus and enjoins the State Government and all stakeholders to react swiftly to our appeal for a collective good. “Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta!!!.”