CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

12 June 2014

Nigeria: Lagos Students Reject Government's Fee Offer

Lagos — STUDENTS at the Lagos State University (LASU) have rejected government plans to slash fees by up to 60 percent.

The State Government had on Wednesday announced a slash in the school fees between 34 and 60 percent without mentioning in monetary value the reduction.

LASU Students' Union President, Yusuf Nurudeen, said the reduction pronounced by the government was a "joke" and "unacceptable."

“The government is a joker. How can they say they are reducing the fee by 34 to 60 percent? When this government wanted to increase our fees, it stated categorically how much they wanted each student offering different courses to pay," said the students union leader.

"How do we explain between 34-60 percent reduction to the woman selling pepper in the market? How do we explain to parent who doesn't understand the arithmetic and percentage? The fact is that we have told them what we want and we won't accept less," he said.

According to Nurudeen, the students want the fees to be reduced to N46 500 as the highest to be paid by any student.

He further said the institution would remain shut until government acceded to their demands.

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