The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved reduced tuition fee for students of Lagos State University, (LASU) Ojo.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on Friday through his official twitter page.
Wahab tweeted: “Flash: Lagos State government reduces tuition fee for students of Lagos.”
When contacted, Wahab said the approval was in tandem with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to providing qualitative education that is affordable to all and sundry, irrespective of class, gender, ethnicity, race, among others.
“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,” he said.
Wahab, however, explained that the move is in pursuance and fulfillment of the education agenda of the present administration as one of the pillars in the THEMES agenda.
Recall that the management of LASU last December increased the tuition fees for fresh students from N25, 000 to N67, 048.50, representing 168 per cent increase, which prompted LASU students into protesting hike while demanding the reversal of the decision within two weeks.