We all know about the latest protest by students on the school fees increment in various universities in Nigeria. Well the Lagos state Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola decided to listen and favor the cries of LASU students yesterday June 11th, 2014. The announcement was made during a press conference in Alausa Ikeja. School fees been reduced by 34% and 60% across the different faculties and courses.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Fatai Olukoga said after much deliberations by the adhoc committee set up by the Governor to look into all the grey areas of the proposed new fees, the Governor yesterday adopted the committees recommendations and approved the reductions.
“Government agrees that with the subsidized tuition fees and appropriate moderation of incidental fees, a reduction ranging from 34% to 60% is possible across the different faculties and courses. Government has therefore approved the reductions and, in accordance with the law setting up the university, forwarded its approval to the institution’s Governing Council for implementation. The council will issue details of what is now payable by students in each department" Olukoga said