LASU CRISIS: Students protest injustice, excessive exam charges


By Otii Esse

MON, JULY 10 2017-The lingering certificate and issuance of results of part time students of Lagos State University, LASU, took  a new turn weekend as students protested against what they described as injustice and unfair treatment by the school authorities.

According to one of the students who passed out of the institution 2011, she said “graduating after five years and asking students to come back and write the carryovers courses of the exams that was never released in the first place why they were in schools is the height of injustice to the students.

The School Board has scheduled 8th, 9th, 17th and 18th of July for all past and present students to write their make-up carryover courses and missing scripts exams. Thousands of students gathered at the main campus Ojo. About 95 per cent of the students were not allowed to write their exams due to their inability to pay the stipulated fee demanded by the school authorities.

Information contained in the circular posted at the Director of Lagos State University External campus entrance, stated that any student writing two courses, whether carryover or missing script will have to pay twenty thousand naira and any student writing more than two courses will have to pay forty eight thousand naira respectively.

According to some of the students who graduated between 2011 to 2017 said, some of their results were never released in the first place until recently and other were missing, surprisingly the school authority has asked them to pay for their negligence.

Other students who have agreed with the development have said, asking them to pay the fee is not the problem but paying forty eight thousand naira with the current situation in the country is alarming. The students therefore appealing to the Lagos state government to come to their aid

As at the time of this report, all attempt to speak with the directors of part time programme proved abortive as the assistant director said he was not in any position to speak with press or anyone concerning the issue

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