The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has approved the return to the old fees of 25,000 Naira for the Lagos State University (LASU)
He made this known on Thursday at the institution’s 19th convocation ceremony for the award of higher degrees, held at the school’s campus in Ojo.
Governor Fashola gave the announcement to the students and hailed the Students’ Union for its maturity during protests against the increase of fees between 193,000 Naira and 350,000 Naira respectively .
He said, “I appreciate the maturity of our students in the way they went about their agitation for the reduction of school fees, in the course of their protest, I invited them and they responded. The students submitted a position paper on what they felt the fees should be, we looked at their (students) position paper and the adjustment they recommended and made a reduction of between 34 to 60 per cent.
“But they (students) were not satisfied. They said the fees were still high and wanted further reduction. We looked into their demands and decided that school fees must revert to the old rate.”
The Governor explained that the move became necessary because of the current economic situation of the country. He promised to make the school one of the top tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“We have come into conclusion that the current economic realities of our country compelled a return to the old school fees’ structure,” he said.
With the fees reverted, it is expected that activities in the university would return to normal.