Studentsof the Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday urged the institution’s Governing Council to apply the recently approved 60 per cent reduction in fees in tuition fees across board.
They said the range of 34 to 60 per cent reduction announced by government was unacceptable to them.
Lagos State Government had on June 11 announced a reduction of between 34 per cent and 60 per cent in tuition fees in the institution following prolonged protests by students and civil society groups.
The government had in 2011 increased the fees from N25,000 to N198,000 for humanities and education, and N350,000 for medical students.
The students’ union had earlier rejected the offer of 34 and 60 per cent reduction, urging the state government to give the details in monetary terms.
Nurudeen Yusuf, the students’ union President, told NAN that the union was discussing with the governing council on the fee reduction.
“It would be fair if the governing council works with the 60 per cent across board, rather than the 34 per cent,’’ he said.
Nurudeen said the students were not satisfied with the 34 per cent reduction because students paying N198,000 would still pay about N131,000.
“The fees will be affordable if the reduction is done at 60 per cent, and it would do the students a lot of good.”
He said students were resolute on their demand for more reduction in the fees, adding: “We will not pay the 2013/2014 academic session fees until the demand is met’’.
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