Lagos State University Students Union Government (LASU-SUG) has rejected the Lagos State Government’s reduction of its tuition fee by N10,000.
LASU-SUG rejected the development made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who hike the tuition fee by 128% from N25,000 to N67,000.
The Governor announced through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, that the fee has been reduced from N67,000 to N57,000 after the government, students Union and the school management “technically agreed” to the reduction.
LASU-SUG has shown that it does not “technically agree” with the government’s decision as it issues a statement through the Public Relations Officer, Adams Zaenab Olawumi:
“The leadership of the Lagos State University Students’ Union Government (LASU-SUG) extends Aluta Greetings to all students, comrades and stakeholders.
“The Lagos State University Students’ Union (hereinafter referred to as The Union) is saddled with the responsibility of protecting, ensuring and assuring the social and academic prosperity of ALL students of the Lagos State University. The Union is primarily concerned with the welfare of students and maintaining a peaceful learning environment.
“Following the reduction in the increased school fees, the Union would like to use this medium to appreciate the University Management and Lagos State Government for the swift and considerate response our agitation has received. Undoubtedly, education is the bedrock of any developed society remains core for a better Lagos!
“In line with the news of reduction of the increased school fees circulating the media, the Union would like to reiterate that our stance remains TOTAL REVERSAL of the school fees. The Union would continue to negotiate with the University Management and State Government for a downward review of the reduced school fees to the initial amount of #25,300 (twenty-five thousand, three hundred nairas only).
“Verily, the Lagos State University Students’ Union, is a progressive Union, admires the tranquillity and serenity enjoyed so far on campus and enjoins the State Government and all stakeholders to react swiftly to our appeal for a collective good.
Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta!!!.”