Students of the Lagos State University will start paying a sum of N150,000 tuition fee for a second stream undergraduate programme.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said the second stream degree programme was introduced to help deepen the entrepreneurship skills of students of the institution.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Vice-Chancellor as saying, “Our regular Stream 1 programme tuition fee is still N25,000, while medical students pay N37,000.
“But for Stream 2 entrepreneurship programme, the tuition fee is N150,000, aside from acceptance and medical fees,”
However, Fagbohun was said to have refuted speculation that LASU had increased tuition fees for its undergraduate programmes.
It is not clear whether or not the second stream degree programme would be optional or mandatory for students of the university.
According to NAN, Fagbohun said the entrepreneurship programme, which would run along with normal undergraduate degrees, would prepare students to be self-employed and employers of labour.
The Vice-Chancellor added that “Research indicates that small-medium enterprises employ more than 80 per cent of the workforce in Nigeria.
“That is why we have a very close working relationship with SMEs, so they can impact on the university and impart right entrepreneurship skills to the students.
“Before starting, the Stream 2 entrepreneurship programme will go through all the approval processes of the university.
“Critical thing for LASU is quality assurance which means the two-stream programmes will be standard and run successfully together without any programme failing.
“We have a directorate of quality assurance that monitors every programme of the university in order to achieve best practices,” the vice-chancellor said.