By Justice C. Agoha.
The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has finally yielded to pressures to rescind its initial decision to increase acceptance fee from N10, 000 to N20, 000 for fresh students.
It may be recalled that authorities at the institution had, last November, increased acceptance fee from N10, 000 to N20,000, and the decision had provoked protests from students of the university.
The institution’s management had also approved an increment of indigeneship fee from N1, 000 to N5, 000.
President of LASU’s student union group, Mr. Adeyemi Onikoro, disclosed this to journalists today (Wednesday) at a press briefing in Lagos.
Onikoro disclosed that, following talks with the university’s management, fresh students of LASU had already begun to pay acceptance fee of N10, 000 instead of the increased N20, 000.
“From our investigations, the new students have started paying N10, 000 as reversed,” he stated.
The LASU students’ leader equally said that his union was still negotiating with the management of the university in connection with the increased indigeneship fee.
“The implication of a refusal by the management not to reverse the indigeneship fee is that the Lagos State indigenes will be paying more than the non-indigenes in their state-owned university.
“This is not an issue affecting only the student union alone, but the National Association of Lagos Indigenes Students (NALIS), and the Lagos State traditional rulers will also seek redress,” he said.
Education Post would, as always, keep close tabs on the matter and report same to our highly esteemed readers.