Students of the Lagos State University Ojo, have Thursday morning, embarked on a protest over the planned increase in tuition by the authorities of the school.
Unconfirmed report says, student union executives of the school, were seen mobilising their colleagues to join the protest, causing disruptions in the ongoing 2010/2011 second semester examination. They were said to be chasing out students from the examination halls.
Vanguard gathered that the increase is over 700 percent .
According to a bulletin(INFO/PR/LASU/1192 issued by LASU’s Information and Public Relations Unit of the Vice Chancellor’s office on October 12 entitled “Proposed Increase In School Fees for the 2011/2012 Academic Session: New students admitted into the Arts/Education faculty will pay N193,75; Social and Management Faculty will pay N223,750.
For Faculty of Law, the proposed fee is N248,750; Part 1 students in Communications/Transport will pay, N238,750; Science , N258,750, Engineering, N298,750 while College of of Medicine students will pay N348750.
Reports say, protesters have taken over the Lagos-Badagry expressway obstructing the free flow of traffic as they barricaded the road with a seized BRT bus.