Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State says students of the Lagos State Univeristy, LASU, were not against the hike in their school fees going by the position paper presented by the students.
He said what the students were against was the parameters used in calculating the fees, but gave hint that his administration might slash the school fees to make the students happy.
“We are not inflexible; we will make adjustment or amendment where there’s need for better understanding,” he said.
Fashola, who was responding to questions at the weekend said one reason for the increase was that LASU was being regarded as a school for the poor, which the government did not want to accept.
“We felt that there was no convergence of universal learning. We had begun to see LASU as a school only for children of the poor. For me that is a very dangerous thing to do, a university where children of the rich and the poor cannot sit together. The rich are taking their children to private schools; for me that is a time bomb for the future. They may not see it now.
“There were many recommendations made by the panel many of which we accepted. It is the school fees that have become so vexatious as it were. What we have done is that we looked across schools, Federal and State and private schools and tried to stay somewhere in the middle,” the governor explained. Read more:pmnewsnigeria.com