Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, on Thursday stormed the office of Governor Babatunde Fashola at Alausa, Ikeja, to demand a downward review of their tuition fee.
They vowed not return home until their school fees were reduced and their arrested colleagues released unconditionally. The students, who arrived at the office at about 3pm in over 10 buses, came along with mats, mosquito nets and cooking pots, among others.
To show their seriousness, the female students quickly swung into action, setting up firewoods to prepare beans near the entrance of the Governor’s Office.
The students also defied a downpour that threatened their demonstration, as they danced to solidarity songs and held mid-day prayers to seek divine intervention.
In a letter to Fashola, titled, ‘Save our future’, the students alleged that the tuition hike had taken education beyond their reach.