Students of the Lagos State
University (LASU), Ojo, protested
the slight reduction in their
tuition yesterday they disrupted
the final day of the second
semester examinations for the
2011/2012 academic session by
some hours.
All hopes for a significant
reduction in the fees in their
were dash on Monday when the
varsity’s management of the
university announced the new
tuition regime for next session.
According to the official bulletin
by the Centre For Information,
Press and Public Relations (CIPPR)
of the Vice Chancellor’s Office,
dated September 17, fresh
students are to pay between
N151, 250 and N326, 250 when
they get to 200-Level as against
the N193, 750 and N308, 750
which they paid in their first
Following the announcement,
some of the students under the
Joint Committee of Class
Governors of the fresh students
staged a protest, boycotting the
second semester compulsory
GNS examinations
The placard-bearing students
blocked the ever-busy Ojo/
Badagry Expressway until
policemen were drafted in to
restore law and order.
They came in three Hillux vans
which were packed outside the
university’s main gate.
The revised tuition fees is to be
made in two installments when
they resume for the 2012/2013
academic session.