One hundred (100) level students of Lagos State University, LASU, (Main campus) Tuesday, protested alleged decision of the school management not to reduce their school fees.
Our sources said the students were reacting over the rumour making the rounds on the campus that the management had no intention to effect a cut in tuition as promised during their admission into the school.
It would be recalled that the Lagos State government, as part of moves to douse the rising tension caused by the increase in the tuition of LASU students, said the proposed fees would only be paid by incoming students that would gain admission into the school in years to come.
The student were however, directed to pay N193,750 for Arts/Education; N223,750 for Social and Management Sciences; N248,750 for Law while those in Communication/Transport, Sciences, Engineering and College of Medicine paid N238,750, N258,750, N298,750 and N348,750 respectively as against old fees which ranges between N25,000 and N62,500.
The protesting students it was gathered, were supposed to be writing one of their GNS papers today but have refused to take the paper so as to register their grievances.
It was also gathered that the Students Union Government, SUG, the umbrella body of every student in the institution has dissociated itself from the protest.