LASU announces new school fees figures

By The Citizen

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, yesterday released new school fees figures, a week after students went on protest, insisting that the school must come up with exact fees.

This was based on the 34 to 60 per cent reduction of the fees, as announced by the state government, for students across different faculties.

The new fees, which have been approved by the school's Governing Council, in a release by the institution's spokesman, Mr. Kayode Sutton, now ranges between N76,250 for a final year students in the Arts (49.3 per cent reduction) and N158,250 for a 200-level Engineering and Medical (Direct entry) students.

Under the new fees, a 100-level student in the Adebola Adegunwa School of Communication will now pay N103,250 and a 200-level student (Direct Entry) will be required to pay same fee, while a 200-level returning student pays N88,250.

For the College of Medicine, a fresh student will now be paying N115,750; ditto a final year medical student, while a 200-level (Direct Entry) student in the same college will pay N158,250, representing a 36.4 per cent reduction.

While 100-level Engineering student will be paying N115,750, their returning counterparts at the 200 to 500 level will be paying between N106,750 and N143,250, with those at the lower levels paying more.

The new students at 100-level in the Faculty of Management Sciences and a final year (500-level) student will now be paying between N86,750 and N113,250, also with those in higher level pay less. The Faculty of Science got a reduction of between 42.3 and 51.6 per cent for those studying Fisheries, Botany and Zoology.

Now the students will be paying between N96,750 and N118,250, with those in lower classes paying more. Sutton said the comprehensive details of the new fees are available on the school's website.

The university directed all the students at the full and part-time, as well as postgraduate studies levels to resume on Monday. The institution's spokesman advised the returning students to be law-abiding.