There are strong indications that Lagos state government might today (Tuesday) announce up to 40% reduction in the controversial tuition fee of the Lagos State University, LASU that has pitched the students against the government.
This came as the state government confirmed the receipt of the report of the Executive committee set up by governor Babatunde Fashola to look into all issues surrounding the tuition fee.
Street Journal gathered that the committee submitted its findings to the state Executive Council which subsequently, had over five-hour-deliberation on it. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lateef Ibirogba, who spoke with newsmen at the end of the weekly Monday Executive Council meeting, confirmed that the state government received the committee’s report and deliberated on it before adjourning till today June 10.
According to Ibirogba, “The Exco meeting on the decision of the recommendations made by the committee on LASU has been adjourned till tomorrow (today). Today (yesterday) after the committee submitted its report, we had a five-hour-deliberation on it and during the deliberation, and all the issues raised were looked into. Our government is a government that has solid structure and we feel that everything must be thoroughly checked based on its merit.
“On the reduction of the tuition fees, perhaps when we reach the final conclusion on the recommendations made, that is when we will be able to decide if the tuition fee will be reduced or not. At the moment, we are yet to reach agreement on the issues. For us to have spent five hours deliberating on the issues, it showed that we are ready to address the issues immediately. It will be premature to reveal what the committee recommended,” said Aderogba.