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LASU protests increment in acceptance fee

The Lagos State University Students Union
(LASUSU) on Tuesday urged the institution’s
Authorities to revert the increment of the newly-
admitted students’ acceptance fee from N20, 000 to
N10, 000.

Mr. Adeyemi Onikoro, LASUSU Chairman, told
the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the
reduction should be with immediate effect.
He said that such policy, if not reverted, may lead
to a looming crisis from the students.

Onikoro said that the increment was another
strategy devised by the authorities to exploit the
students and a technical way of increasing the
school fees.

“Such a policy was initiated sometime ago at the
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-ife, but it
caused crisis which led to the closure of the
university for six months.

“We do not want such to happen in LASU, so that
the academic calendar will not be distorted; that is
why we are calling on the new governing council
and the acting Vice-chancellor to do the needful.

“Any attempt to sustain the increment will be
vehemently opposed by the students,” he said.

According to Onikoro, the authorities need to
reverse the increment so that it does not add to the
existing problems already on ground between the
staff unions and the management.

He noted that the acceptance fee for the new
students was initially N10, 000 and N25, 000 for
tuition fee, while returning students were to pay
N25, 000 as tuition fee.

“This means that all the new students need to pay a
total of N35, 000 and nothing more,’’ he said.

All efforts to speak with the University’s Registrar,
Mr. Akin Lewis and the Dean of Students Affairs,
Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, on the issue proved abortive,
as calls put through to their lines were

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