Over 900 LASU students now pay reduced tuition fee- PRO

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LAGOS – Authorities of the Lagos University (LASU) Ojo, on Monday said that over 900 had complied with the payment of the tuition fee as directed by the management.

The Lagos Government had on June 11 approved between 34 per cent and 60 per cent reduction in the LASU tuition fee following from and civil group.

The University Governing Council on June 20 released a tuition fees to be paid by , which ranges from N76, 750 to N158, 250.

The tuition fee increased in 2011 from N25, 000 to N198, 000 for humanities and education, while medical students were made to pay N350, 000.

Following the development, the management of the institution recalled the students from recess, and directed them to start paying  the reduced tuition fee for the 2013/2014 academic session.

Mr Kayode Sutton, the institution’s Officer told NAN in Lagos that students had started complying with the payment and registration as directed.

“As at today, over 900 students have paid the new fees as directed by the management,” he said.

Commenting on the low turnout of students in the campus, Sutton said the of the students on campus not be used to determine the number of students who had paid because the payment and registration were done online.

“You do not need to see the presence of students on campus before one can ascertain that they have complied,” he said.

The spokesman said the management would refund the balance of those students who had paid the old rate if they showed a receipt of payment for confirmation.

Meanwhile, the Students Union President, Mr Nurudeen Yusuf, told NAN that the union not satisfied with the new tuition fee.

Yusuf said the union pressing for the proposed N46, 500 for the returning students and N65, 500 for the fresh students by the union.

He said that the union would hold a congress on June 24 to determine its next line of action on the fees.

Sutton said that the university community had enjoyed a gracious , and got a fair deal from the government on the reduction of the fees.

“I think the government had been magnanimous enough to have heeded to the fee reduction proposal by the students, even though is not the same amount as the students proposed,” he said.

Sutton urged the students to pay as directed, while the payment and registration portal remained open for them.(NAN)