Varsity students protest increment in acceptance fees

The Lagos State University (LASU) Union, has urged the school management to revert the increase in acceptance fee. The fee, which was formerly N10, 000 has not been increased to N20, 000.

LASU main gate

LASU Union Chairman, Mr Adeyemi Onikoro, in an interview insisted that the reduction should take effect immediately or there would be crisis in the university.

Onikoro said that the increment was another strategy devised by ‎the authorities to exploit the students and a technical way of increasing the school fees.

“Such a policy was initiated sometime 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 distorted; 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.

Onikoro insisted that the increment needs to be reverted to avoid piling up on the existing problems between the union and the University 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.

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