The Lagos State University (LASU) has reduced the acceptance fee for new students from N20,000 to N10,000.
President of Lagos State University Students Union (LASU-SU) Adeyemi Onikoro informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) of the reversal on Wednesday, December 2 in Lagos.
Onikoro said the university authority updated its website and advised new students to pay N10, 000.
“From our investigation, new students have started paying the N10, 000,’’ he said.
Last month, LASU authorities increased the acceptance fee for new students from N10,000 to N20,000 and indigeneship fee from N1,000 to N5,000. But the LASU-SU demanded a reversal to prevent students’ unrest.
Onikoro said while the acceptance fee was reverted, the indigeneship fee was yet to be reversed.
He said the union was still negotiating with the university management on reversal of the indigeneship fee.
“The implication of a refusal by the management is that Lagos State indigenes will be paying more than non-indigenes in their state-owned university,’’ he said.
According to Onikoro, the indigeneship fee must also be reversed so that it would not escalate into community rancour.
“This is not an issue affecting students alone but the National Association of Lagos Indigenes Students (NALIS) and the Lagos State traditional rulers will also seek redress,’’ he said.
Onikoro hailed the management’s effort in reversing the acceptance fee, and urged it to reverse the indigeneship fee also.