The National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) has urged the Lagos State Government to reconsider imposing fees for the feeding and welfare of students in the state’s model colleges.
Mr Hassan Abdulsalam, the Public Relations Officer of NULASS, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the government has charged a boarding fee of N25,000 per student per term in the model colleges for the past 18 years.
The government, on the other hand, recently raised the fee to N50,000 per student per term.
“Our attention has been drawn to the state’s fee increase for model and upgraded secondary schools.
“We are requesting that the authorities reinstate the old fee.
“The new fee will be burdensome for parents because it is double the previous fee.
“We are concerned about this development; given the state of affairs in the country, we are very passionate about it,” he said.
Abdulsalam, on the other hand, praised the government’s efforts to raise school standards across the state.
He urged the government to reverse the fee increase before the start of the 2021/2022 academic year.