Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Wednesday, gave its external students a two-week ultimatum to pay their fees, saying they must pay their school fees within the next two weeks or forfeit their studentship.
The management of the institution disclosed to our correspondent that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had given it till 2016 to wind up the programme by 2016.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor John Obafunwa, at a press briefing in Lagos, stated that the two weeks ultimatum commenced from October 8 to October 22.
Obafunwa said the decision was taken at a stakeholders’ forum, after it was discovered that only 5, 366 students had registered for the semester.
“The National Universities Commission (NUC) has been magnanimous enough to give us grace till 2016 and there is no justification for any student not to pay his or her fees,” he said.
Obafunwa said 29,987 students profile had been uploaded in the university portal, while about 7,000 are yet to be uploaded. He said the two weeks of grace was to enable the students to pay for the Harmattan Semester, adding that some of them still had outstanding sessions to pay for.
“We are only insisting on the payment for this semester. We know how to collect the outstanding when the time comes,” he said, adding that most of the external students protesting against the non-issuance of certificates to them were not authentic students of the institution.
“If you go through records, you will discover that most of those students complaining are either not LASU students or have outstanding courses to write,” he said.
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