The Lagos State University authorities have directed all students to leave the university premises on a compulsory recess as academic and other staff of the institution are on strike.
The students who had said there is no going back on their proposal to the state government to reduce the school fees to N46, 500 for returning students and N65, 500 for fresh students, where asked to vacate the university premises in an official bulletin marked LASU/ CIPPR/146.
The bulletin did not give a specific reason for the recess. Resumption of academic activities will be announced in due course. In view of this directive, all students of the university are expected to vacate the university premises (female hostel inclusive) until further notice it read.
The Public Relations Officer of LASU, Kayode Sutton, confirmed the content of the bulletin and averred that there is no point keeping students on campus when SSANU and ASUU are strike.
The Student Union President, Nurudeen Yusuf, had on Monday said that the students are unanimous in their resolve not to resume academic activities until the fees are reduced.
He appealed to the school authorities to close the portal for payment and registration for the new session until the state government makes a pronouncement on the fees as proposed by the students.
He said the student have also declared a week of what they call, a mass protest against the Boko Haram policy of the Lagos state government. The week long activities will see the students take to the streets again for peaceful marches, rallies and protests.
Fashola said, in his democracy day message to the students, that has passed on the position of the students to the State Executive Council, maintaining that his government is ready to make adjustments where necessary.
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