In a bid to resolved the crisis rocking Lagos State University, The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University (LASU) chapter, on Tuesday urged the state government to further reduce the tuition fee in the school to N50,000 across board.
The Union’s Chairman, Dr Adekunle Idris, told newsmen in Lagos that LASU still remained one of the most expensive public universities in Nigeria in spite of the reduction approved by the government.
Gov. Babatunde Fashola on June 11 approved a 34 per cent to 60 per cent reduction in in tuition fees in the school.
Following the approval, the University Governing Council on June 20 announced new fees, ranging from N76, 750 to N158, 250 for different categories of students.
The new fees were against the figures released in 2011, which ranged from N25,000 to N198,000 for courses in the colleges of humanities and education and N350,000 for medical students.
Idris said that it was in the interest of the state government to further reduce the fees, as it was a great burden on the masses.
‘’We are grateful to the state government for listening to the yearning and aspiration of the people to reduce the fee to the present level.
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