The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday bowed to pressure from academic unions and students of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, by reversing the increase in school fees.
Fashola, who made the announcement at LASU’s convocation in Ojo, Lagos, ordered the fees to be reversed to N25,000.
Three years ago, the state government increased the tuition to between N180,000 and N350,000.
The governor, who arrived the venue of the convocation at about 10.40am, was greeted with a series of protests from members of the Students’ Union Government, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union.
The Students’ Union President, Nurudeen Yusuf, thanked the governor for the gesture.