The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has subsidised the tuition fees to be paid by the pioneer students of the two newly established universities: the Lagos State University of Education, Ijanikin/ Epe and Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu, by 65 per cent.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, which was made available to journalists on Monday, December 12 2023.
He said, “The management of the two new universities: LASUED and LASUSTECH had proposed a tuition fee of N185,000 for their pioneer students billed to resume for this new academic session before Sanwo-Olu subsidised and slashed it to N68,000.
“The governor considered the present state of the nation’s economy and its impact on parents before arriving at that decision and his administration would not only continue to give necessary support to the two universities but would work towards making them one of the best in the country.”
On his part, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Abdul Kasali, described the reduction in the proposed tuition as a big relief as more and more parents from the state would be able to send their children to universities to acquire tertiary education.
“The establishment of the two additional state universities for the state is a blessing, and I commend governor Sanwo-Olu and his team for bringing a lot of reforms to the state’s education sector.
“The continued support of the state government and funding of state-owned institutions have helped students to excel on all fronts.”
In the same way, the Baale of Parafa in Ikorodu Local Government Area, Jamiu Odusanya described the governor’s gesture as a welcome development.