Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has approved 60 percent reduction in the school fees being paid by students of the Lagos State University, LASU.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga made the information known as he read the 17-point resolution of the ad-hoc committee as approved by the State Executive Council to newsmen.
At a press conference this afternoon at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, he said government has agreed a reduction of tuition raging from 34 to 60 percent across the different faculties and courses, saying that the Governing Council of the school would now decide what percentage reduction of the fee should be paid by different faculties and courses.
“Government remains fully committed to the development of the state university as a centre of academic excellence and will continue to deploy resources at its disposal towards the provision of a conducive learning environment with up-to-date facilities.
“Government has therefore approved the reduction and, in accordance with the law setting up the university, forwarded its approval to the Lagos State University Governing Council for consideration and implementation. Pursuant to its mandate, the university’s Governing Council will issue details of what is now payable by students in each department and deal with all other management matters of the university. All individuals and groups within the community are advised to relate with the university council accordingly,” he explained as reported by PM News.
He assured that government would also sustain its increased spending on infrastructure and physical development of the campus, which had already begun, to enhance the stature of LASU as a leading institution of higher learning in Nigeria, hoping that with the resolution of the fee issue, staff unions at the university would immediately call off their strike and ensure the resumption of normal academic