Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has directed the immediate reversal of the school fees of Lagos State University, LASU, which was increased by the government to what it was as far back as 2011.
Governor Fashola gave the directive today August 7th at the convocation programme of LASU which held earlier today at the LASU Ojo campus ground.
He said the fees will now be returned to the old charges. The reversal comes after months of protests by students and lecturers of the university.
The Lagos State Government had earlier increased the fees from N25,000 to N198,000 for humanities & education, while medical students were to pay N350, 000. After the protests, the state government approved a reduction by 34 to 60%, a decision which was refused by the students.
That reduction would have seen students pay between N76, 750 and N158, 250 depending on the faculty and year of study.