LATEST information reaching the Dailyschoolnews.com.ng team here in Nigeria, discloses that the Lagos state government has commenced the refunding of a total of Two hundred and Nine Million (N209) back to students of the Lagos state University following the reversal of school fees by Lagos State University, LASU.
This information was made known at a ceremony which was held at the Main auditorium of the Ojo campus of the school on the 26th of February, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Fatai Olukoga who represented Gov. Fashola, said this was the first phase in the refund exercise. He said the second phase of refund which is about N89 million will take place soon, but did not specifically give the time and date for the second phase.
The Special adviser disclosed that a total of twelve (12) students were presented with cheques ranging from One hundred and fifty (N150,000) to Two hundred thousand Naira (N200,000), while the remaining money will be paid to the accounts which was provided by the other students.
It is news worthy to note here, that the Senate board, management and students of LASU had witnessed many months of protest following a hike in school fees, and the protest did not stop, nor did the tension end, until the Honorable Governor of Lagos State, Fashola intervened in September 2014 and ordered that the school fees be reversed.
Hope all students who had paid the school fees got their money Back!