Lagos State University has increased tuition fees of newly admitted students by 168 percent.
Before now, new students of the Lagos State University paid N25,000 only but they will start paying N67,048.50 from now onwards.
This recent development was confirmed from a spokesperson for LASU in the person of Adekoya Ademola. He noted that this increment only applies to new students and returning/old students are exempted from this new development.
A circular was issued to that effect today which showed that new students of the Institution would now pay N67,048.50 per session.
The circular read,
“2020/2021 online admission screening exercises (100-level – both regular without comprehensive entrepreneurship training and regular with comprehensive entrepreneurship training – and direct entry candidates”.
“Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates for the Lagos State University 2020/2021 Admission Screening Exercise – Regular Student without Comprehensive Entrepreneurship Training – for Candidates seeking admission via UTME (100 level) and Direct Entry (200level).
“This online screening exercise is a mandatory requirement for entry into Lagos State University. The Tuition Fees for the Regular Student without Comprehensive Entrepreneurship N67,048.50 only per session.”
Mr. Adekoya Ademola also noted that the Lagos State University Management was considerate in the fees increment.
He said, “The increment has nothing to do with the regular students. They will continue to pay their N25,000 till they graduate. But the incoming students are the ones that will pay the N67,048.50.
“It has been approved by the Governing Council of the University and the Lagos State Government has also keyed into it.
“We need to get some funds to run the university. The increment has been marginal. It is not exorbitant. Some parents and even the state government have commended the university for not skyrocketing the fees to an amount they cannot afford.”