Fashola finally bows to pressure, slashes LASU fees

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jun 12th, 2014
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43d401609ffb6398c05e945dbaf8b8aaThe Lagos State Government has finally announced a reduction in the tuition of its state university, LASU.

According to the state government, it would now reduce the fees between 34 per cent and 60 per cent across the different faculties and courses.

This is coming few days after some students of the institution invaded the governor’s office to register their anger over the “high school fees” with a demand that the fee be reduced considerably.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Chief Fatai Olukoga, on Wednesday at a briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, said after a deliberation on the recommendations of the committee, the government agreed to a downward review of the fees payable by students.

He said, “Government agrees that with the subsidised tuition fees and appropriate moderation of incidental fees, a reduction ranging from 34 per cent to 60 per cent is possible across the different faculties and courses.

“Government has therefore approved the reductions and, in accordance with the law setting up the university, forwarded its approval to the institution’s Governing Council for implementation. The council will issue details of what is now payable by students in each department.”

He said the government commended the students of the school for accepting the invitation to participate in the resolution of matters affecting their lives when they met with the Governor.


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