NULASS tackles Babajide Sanwoolu for failure to disburse bursary and scholarship entitlements
The National governing body of the National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) has condemned the Lagos State Government on the hike of the Lagos State University’s (LASU) tuition.
The members of the union express displeasure, through a statement signed by the National President, Okoya Basirat Bisola and co-signed by the National General Secretary, Adeyeri Waliu Olalekan on Friday, December 11, 2020.
LASU recently announced that all its fresh students must pay N67,048.50 instead of the usual N25,000.
This development has attracted wide reactions among fresh and returning students in the school.
According to the statement, the news of the hike is “… a shocking and disappointing development that many never envisaged not even at a time many families are striving to recuperate from the hardship induced by the global pandemic in the last eight months.”
The union thereby calls on the Lagos State Government to reverse the increment in order to make education affordable to everyone irrespective of their social status.
On the issue of bursary and scholarship, NULASS expressed that it is not in good terms with the Lagos State Government due to its failure to pay the 2019 & 2020 bursary and scholarship entitlements to its members.
However, the Union implored the Lagos State Government and other important ministries to commence the payment.
“In this same light, we write to express our displeasure over the failure of the Lagos State Government, led by His Excellency Babajide Sanwoolu, to pay the 2019 & 2020 bursary and scholarship entitlements to its indigenous Undergraduates and Maritime Students.
This is a blow in the face, considering the acclaimed huge budget the Lagos State government allocated for the educational sector (a core pillar in its THEMES agenda).”
“We thereby call on all appropriate quarters, Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, and Lagos State Commissioner for Education to immediately effect the reversal of the exorbitant policy and commence the payment of the bursary and scholarship entitlements.”