Striking lecturers at the Lagos State University (LASU) have restated their resolve to boycott lectures until their demands are met by the Lagos state government.
Lectures Won't Hold Until Govt. Meets Our Demands — LASU ASSU
Members of ASUU, LASU chapter, have voiced their intention to remain on strike until their demands are met, further deepening the crisis at the institution
According to Leadership, The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) chapter, Dr. Adekunle Idris, said the conditions stated for the suspension of the strike must all be met before the lecturers will return to the classes.
Idris was commenting on LASU management's planned refund of over N69 million excess fees paid by students for the 2013/ 2014 academic session following the recent reduction in the tuition fees.
He said the development would not move the union members.
“There is no big deal in what the management has done but our own demands must be met and we will not lecture," quoted Idris as saying.
This is coming just a day after the day after the Lagos State University Students’ Union (LASUSU), President, Nurudeen Yusuf, in a statement published by Tribune declared that the students will not pay anything in excess of N20,000 as tuition fee, N10,000 as acceptance fees and N500 as caution fee, for all the faculties.
Students of the institution are left in a conundrum with a lot of idle time on their hands, even as their their leader Yusuf, has advised them against paying their school fees.
But the LASU ASUU leader is of the opinion that the students can find things to do with their time
"There are other things students can engage themselves with on campus," he said.
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