The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities recently imposed sanctions on lecturers of the Lagos State University, Ojo, and declared the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, an enemy of the union. In this interview, the embattled Secretary of ASUU, LASU chapter, Dr Tony Dansu, tells SAMSON FOLARIN the implication of the sanctions
The whole thing started with the last vice-chancellor who was draconian in the administration of the university. We saw a lot of impunity, maladministration, and high-handedness. He had three major damaging policies at that time.
First was the school fees, which were increased from N25,000 to N250,000 for regular courses and N350,000 for those at the college of medicine. For some of us who finished from LASU and paid less than N500 as school fees, we could not stomach that sudden change, which we felt would deny the children of the downtrodden quality education and make many lose their jobs.