LASU releases new tuition fees, recalls students

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The Lagos State Government had on June 11 announced a reduction of in tuition fees.

The Lagos State University, LASU, has released the new tuition fees to be paid by students which are N76, 750 and N158, 250 in compliance with the state government’s directives.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the University, Kayode Sutton, said on Friday in Lagos that the University’s Governing Council approved the new tuition fees.

The Lagos State Government had on June 11 announced a reduction of between 34 and 60 per cent in tuition fees in the institution.

Governor Babatunde Fashola decided to reduce the fees as a result of several protests by the students and civil society groups and directed the University Governing Council to give the breakdown.

The government had, earlier in 2011, increased the fees from N25, 000 to N198, 000 for humanities and education, while medical students paid N350, 000.

According to the statement by the university on Friday, students, following the reduced fees, are expected to resume on Monday for the 2013/2014 academic session.

Mr. Sutton said the new fees approved by the University Governing Council would see a final year student in the Arts Department paying N76, 750 (49.3 per cent reduction).

“The new school fees regime shall not apply to students at 400 and 500 levels, who shall continue to pay the old rate of N25, 000,” said Mr. Sutton.

He said both fresh students and final year students in the College of Medicine are expected to pay N115, 750.

Mr. Sutton said a 200-level Engineering and Medical (Direct Entry) student would pay N158,250 representing a 36.4 per cent reduction.

A 100-Level Engineering student would pay N115,750, while returning students from 200 Level to 500 Level would pay N143,250, N143,250, N131,750 and N106,750 respectively

He also stated that 100 and 200 Level students (Direct Entry) in the Adebola Adegunwa School of Communication will now pay N103, 250, while a 200 Level returning student will pay N88, 250.

He said students in the Faculty of Management Sciences will now pay between N86,750 and N113,250.

Mr. Sutton said the Faculty of Science also has a reduction in fees of between 51.6 per cent and 42.3 per cent for Fisheries, Botany and Zoology.

“This ultimately cumulates into N115,750,  N118,250,  N103,250,
N113,250 , N106,750 and N96,750 for students in 100 to 500 Level,
including 200 level (Direct Entry) students,’’ it said.

The management said that students were to commence the payment of school fees and registration immediately they resume on Monday and urged them to be law-abiding as they resume.

The Students Union of LASU had earlier said it would accept a 60 per cent reduction in fees across board.

LASU management had, on June 2, directed all students of the University to proceed on recess.

(NAN)

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