Thursday, June 12, 2014

Our Mothers Can’t Calculate Our Fees In Percentage…Tell Us In Naira & Kobo, LASU Students Tell Fashola

Lagos State university students have rejected the government’s decision to reduce the institution’s increased fees by 34-60 per cent.

Speaking at a press conference today where the issue was addressed, the students’ union president, Nurudeen Yusuf, said the state government has been insincere in its dealings with them.

“We do not accept the percentage reduction offered by the Government because in 2011 when the fees were increased, it was not done on percentage level. Rather, they made the pronouncement in Nigerian naira and kobo.”

“We urge the Government to come out in extant words as to how much will be payable by our students in naira and kobo and not in percentage. How do they expect our parents, the market women scrambling to pay our fees, to calculate the percentage?

“The Government is only trying to play jokers on our future, our destiny and the posterity of the state. Even if the governing council and the internal structure in the university will be put to their statutory work, we question the sincerity of the Government on this matter because the pronouncement of the fee was as a result of a Visitation Panel set up by the Government of which report was selectively adopted.”

We would only accept a 67 per cent reduction “across board” in our school fees which ranges between N197,750 and N348,750, the student leader said.

The students also demanded an apology from the State commissioner of Police over the arrest, detention and brutalisation of their colleagues.

We sincerely hope the students who were arraigned in a Lagos court have been released, because they should be the priority of other students now.


  1. A very nice move

  2. BLOG ANALYSER: I support them hundred percent.

  3. The students are absolutely correct.LASU remains a state university and not a private university.Governor Fashola's days are numbered as Lagos State record.He needs to be magnanimous in resolving this protracted LASU saga. Visit for juicy stories on entertainment,events,politics,breaking news,sports and romance

  4. Why did your parents send you to school, if you can't help in explaining something as simple as percentage. Student union and politicians, always confused and contradicting. You don't want to talk in percentage, but you quote a 67% decrease. Instead of saying the rubbish about your mothers, you should have simply asked for a specific percent

  5. then calculate the percentage for your mothers, your parents sent you to school so that you can help them unless you don't know how to calculate as well. Lol

  6. Tell them in naira and kobo

  7. I love the spirit attached to students!!! They never give up

  8. Give them what they want please. And kindly release their fellow students.


  9. They know what they are talking about those of you calling them names. The Governor is being smart by half by stating percentages as reduction, he came out and said School fees is this amount so also let him give a figure in Naira and Kobo.