Students of Lagos State University (LASU) barricaded Badagry Expressway on October 26th 2011 because of increase in School Fees. The protest disrupted second semester examination which has been put on hold.
They blocked Badagry Expressway bringing traffic to standstill and commuters stranded.
The management of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, announced a 725 per cent increase in the school fees to be paid by the 2011/2012 fresh students. This was contained in a document titled: “Government’s View on the Report of the Visitation Panel to Lagos State University,” released in September, 2011.
The Document reads:
"In view of the enormous financial commitment required to run a university viz-a-viz other competing demands in the public sector, government accepts the recommendation to increase tuition fees. Government directs that the new tuition fees shall not be applied retroactively as current students are exempted from the increase. The new tuition fees will take effect from 2011/2012 academic session."
Furthermore document has it that prospective students of Arts/Education are to pay (N193,750); Social and Management Sciences (N223,750); Law (N248,750). In the document, Communication/Transport, Sciences, Engineering and College of Medicine are respectively to pay (N238,750,), N258,750), (N298,750) and (N348,750) as against present fees which ranges between N25,000 and N62,500.
What do you think about the hike?