Nigeria: Students reject 60% cut in fees demanding a absolute figure

Lagos, June13 — Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have rejected the 60% school fees cuts offered by government.

The LASU's Students Union Government (SUG) President, Nurudeen Yusuf, explained that the government should 'come out in exact words' because when the fees were increased it was not done on percentage level.

Yusuf also mentioned that the students might accept the percentage cut if it is above 67%.

"Rather, they made the pronouncement in naira and kobo," he said.

"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 extact 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," he added.

Yusuf added: "We recognise the fact that the Governing Council is statutorily empowered by the law that established LASU to consider the school fee. Even if we want to accept the percentage reduction, we can only accept a 67 per cent reduction across board."


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