LASU Students Protest Against Increase of Acceptance Fee – from 10 ,000 to 20,000

Lagos State University LASU
Lagos State University LASU

The Lagos State University Students Union
(LASUSU), on Tuesday, called on the school
authorities to immediately revert the increment
of the newly-admitted students’ acceptance fee
from N20,000 to N10,000.
Mr Adeyemi Onikoro, LASUSU President, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that
the reduction should be with immediate effect.
He said that such policy, if not reverted, might
lead to a looming crisis from the students.
Onikoro said that the increment was another
strategy by the authorities to exploit the
students and a technical way of increasing the
school fees.
“Such a policy was initiated some time ago at
the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-ife,
but it caused crisis which led to the closure of
the university for six months.
“We do not want such to happen in LASU so that
the academic calendar will not be disrupted.
That is why we are calling on the new governing
council and the acting vice-chancellor to do the
needful.
“Any attempt to sustain the increment will be
vehemently opposed by the students,” he said.
According to Onikoro, the authorities needed to
reverse the increment so that it does not add to
the existing problems already on ground between
the staff unions and the management.
He noted that the acceptance fee for the new
students was initially N10,000 and N25,000 for
tuition fee, while returning students were to pay
N25,000 as tuition fee.
“This means that all the new students need to
pay a total of N35,000 and nothing more,” he
said.
All efforts to speak with the university’s
registrar, Mr Akin Lewis and the Dean of
Students Affairs, Professor Kabir Akinyemi, on
the issue proved abortive, as calls put through to
their lines were unanswered. (NAN)

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