The Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, on Friday urged the state government to review the high tuition fees being paid by students of Lagos State University.
The Chairman of the association, Mr Onyekachi Ubani, made the call at a media briefing ahead of the branch’s 2014 Annual Law Week holding from April 25 to May 2.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government had in 2012 raised fees in the institution from N25,000 to N198,000 for students offering arts and social sciences, while medical students are being charged N350,000 per session.
Ubani said the government should empathise with the parents of the students considering the economic situation in the country.
“The Babatunde Fashola’s government must appreciate what parents are going through economically by reducing the fees,” he said.
On the ongoing national conference, the NBA chairman urged Nigerians to offer suggestions on how the process should be handled in the best interest of the nation.
He said, “We feel very strongly that the salvation of this great nation lies in a roundtable where some of the issues plaguing the nation will be honestly discussed and practical solutions proffered.
“Therefore, everyone in the country is urged to overlook all the deficiencies of the conference and put up a strong position for its success.”