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Why the hike in LASU fees?

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I am very impressed about the numerous reports on education in the Independent Advocate page I came across three years ago and since then I have made it a habit of buying a copy of the Daily Independent Newspapers on Thursdays and I am not disappointed in the least.

I am happy to inform the Independent Advocate that I have been offered admission to read Political Science at the Lagos State University (LASU) which I readily accepted because I have been denied admission for the past two years, and now I am a proud undergraduate of the Lagos State University.

One thing I would want the Independent Advocate to find out from the authority of the university is why the Lagos State Government has decided to hike its fees not minding the economic recession of the country.  

My parents are not the buoyant types but comfortable and being a Lagosian, should this hike in fees affect us?

What exactly was the motive behind this?  (hiking of the university fee by the Lagos State Government?)

I would be very happy to read the outcome of this enquiry in the next publication of the Independent Advocate, I believe it would be handled the same way as the ones I have been coming across over the years.

Secondly, I wish to inform the Independent Advocate that WAEC has since released my English Language result, and I made a credit in the subject (C3.)

I wish to say a big thank you for your timely intervention as the result was released two weeks to the time of the publication.


Omowale Solanke

228 Agege Motor Road




The enquiry of Omowale Solanke was taken up with the authorities of the Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos State with an official in the Public Relations Department who hesitated to comment on the issue but reluctantly revealed  that the “hike was necessary to provide quality education according to the Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola.”

The official who craved anonymity, explained that the university needed more fund in running the university, adding that the government cannot bear the financial burden alone.

This according to the Lagos State Government informed the increase in LASU fees, to achieve the dream of bringing the university to the same level as other institutions around the world not Nigeria alone.

The official told the Independent Advocate that the State Government appealed for understating from Lagosians and parents whose children are in the school, (including this enquirer anyway”)

“Actually our governor said we should remember that for every time one sends a child abroad, the cost of the ticket will cover the actual cost of four years in this university (LASU) at the present fee of N25, 000.”

This enquirer is satisfied with the above information so far gathered from the authority of the Lagos State University Ojo Lagos.

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