Outrage as LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students

Outrage as LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students

- The new students of LASU will now pay N67,000 as school fee

- The initial fee for the new intake was N25,00 before it was increased by over 100%

- Nigerians have, however, called on Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu to reserve it to N25,000

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The management of the Lagos State University (LASU), has increased tuition of new students by 168%.

PM News reports that the school authority said the old students would continue to pay the initial N25,000 until they graduate from the institution while fresh students would pay the new increase of N67,048.50 per session.

Legit.ng gathered that a circular issued by the institution showed that the hike in school fees would kick-off with the new intakes.

Outrage as LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students
The governing council of LASU has approved the increment of the school fee from N25,000 to N67,000. Source. LASU
Source: UGC

The circular said that the institution has commenced 2020/2021 online admission screening exercises (100-level - both regular and direct entry candidates.

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It read:

“2020/2021 online admission screening exercises (100-level - both regular without comprehensive entrepreneurship training and regular with comprehensive entrepreneurship training – and direct entry candidates”.
“Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates for the Lagos State University 2020/2021 admission screening exercise - Regular student without comprehensive entrepreneurship training – for candidates seeking admission via UTME (100 level) and Direct Entry (200 level).
“This online screening exercise is a mandatory requirement for entry into Lagos State University. The Tuition Fees for the Regular Student without Comprehensive Entrepreneurship N67,048.50 only per session.”

In his statement, the LASU’s spokesman, Adekoya Ademola, said the increment had nothing to do with the satellites, adding that they would continue to pay their N25,000 till they graduate.

He said the incoming students were the ones that would pay the N67,048.50.

Ademola added that the new fees had been approved by the governing council of the university and the Lagos state government has also keyed into it.

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He said the school needed to get some funds to run the university, adding that the increment had been marginal, as it is not exorbitant.

The spokesman also noted that some parents and even the state government had commended the university for not skyrocketing the fees to an amount they could not afford.

Nigerians react to LASU fee increment

In her reaction to the fee increment, a Twitter user, @temidayo_ossai, lambasted the Lagos state government as she wondered why the fee jumped from N25,000 to N67,000.

She said:

"Nothing is going on well in this country, how can LASU school fees increase from 25k to 67k without prior notice."

Another Twitter user, @mikky_shaggy, said any final year student who has extra must prepare for another fee increment

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government promised to go after those operating illegal satellite campuses and affiliations with foreign unaccredited universities in Nigeria.

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It was reported that Adamu Adamu, the minister of education who made this known on Thursday, November 12, in Abuja, noted that an evaluation of certificates obtained by Nigerians from foreign universities will be carried out as well.

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