Jubilation as Nigerian governor slashes state university's tuition fees

Jubilation as Nigerian governor slashes state university's tuition fees

- LASU students have received good news as Governor Sanwo-Olu reportedly approved the reduction of their tuition fees

- Sanwo-Olu's education adviser who made the announcement said an official statement will soon be released by the state government

- The management of LASU had in December 2020 increased the tuition fees, a decision swiftly rejected by the students

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, has reportedly approved the reduction of the tuition fees for the state-owned university, Lagos State University, (LASU).

The governor's special adviser on education, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on Friday, January 29, via his official Twitter handle.

Sanwo-Olu reportedly slashes LASU tuition fees
Governor Sanwo-Olu slashes LASU tuition fees, according to his education adviser, Tokunbo Wahab. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
Source: Twitter

The tweet reads:

“Flash: Lagos State government reduces tuition fee for students of Lagos.”

The Nation reports that Wahab confirmed the development when contacted, adding that the approval was in line with Governor Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to providing qualitative education at an affordable price to everyone, irrespective of class, gender, ethnicity, race, among others.

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The newspaper quoted him to have said:

“Yes, the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has graciously approved the reduction in LASU tuition fees. An official statement will be issued in due course."

The governor's aide also noted that the move is in pursuance and fulfilment of the education agenda of the present administration.

Recall that LASU students had protested the hike in tuition fees by the institution’s authorities.

The management of the institution in December 2020 increased the tuition fees for fresh students from N25, 000 to N67, 048.50.

However, the students demanded the reversal of the decision within two weeks.

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In other news, no fewer than 10,146 candidates will be admitted for the 2019/2020 academic session of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the university's vice-chancellor made the disclosure during an interactive session with journalists on UNILAG campus.

Ogundipe said that though 32,333 candidates applied to the university at the undergraduate level, the institution would not admit beyond 10,146.

Source: Legit

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