Jubilation In LASU As Fashola Orders Reversal Of Fees

The Lagos State University (LASU) erupted in wide jubilation yesterday as the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola order...

The Lagos State University (LASU) erupted in wide jubilation yesterday as the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola ordered a reversal of school fees in the institution which has been the most contentious issue in the crisis rocking the university . The governor who made the announcement of the reversal of the tuition fees across board in the institution at the 19 graduation ceremony of the turbulent ivory tower lauded the academic and non teaching staff for their efforts in ensuring that students graduated despite the nine months strike.
Our correspondents observed that the announcement quelled series of protests by some staff of the institution meant to disrupt the ceremony.
He said, “Our local ASUU have also accepted dialogue, an internal mechanism. I must commend you for that. This must be the character of LASU, to lead the way, away from destruction, and to move forward into a first class global institution.
“Our students have also shown that they can choose this path of conflict resolution. They have reached out to me for a revision of their fee, which I have acceded to, in consultation with the state executive council for reduction between 34 per cent and 60 per cent across board.

“In spite of this reduction, the students have again demanded for further reduction. And they have done so, in the most civilised way. And because of this, we had to consult extensively and we have come to the conclusion that the current economic situation of the country, compel a reduction to the old tuition fees for the institution.”
Fashola also pointed out that the development was a response to the yearning of the parents, guardians and senior citizens of the country.
“I believe that with this, it will lead to the end of the activities of the busy bodies who have resorted to use a genuine issue of how to fund tertiary education in our country in order to gain public recognition.
“ While other well meaning citizens of the state were busy making efforts on how the issue could be better resolved, they were busy instigating students and making mischief.


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