Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have debunked the rumour currently making the rounds, that the institution’s certificate collection fees have been increased from N5,000 to N20,000.
They also stated that the organisers of the party, after which one of the attendees and 200 level female student of the university, Miss Omolara Gbadeyan died, neither informed nor sought any approval before holding the party, contrary to the rules and regulations of the university.
In two separate statements issued today in Lagos, the institution’s management affirmed that the fee for the collection of certificates remains N5,000.
The statement partly reads: “It has come to the attention of the Lagos State university management, the purported increase in the payment of collection fee for the university’s certificate from N5,000 to N20,000, being spread by some faceless and unscrupulous people.
“The university management wishes to state categorically that the payment for the collection of Lagos State University (LASU) certificate remains N5,000. The management has not increased the fee, and is not considering such increment.”
On Gbadeyan’s death, while the LASU management confirmed that she was a 200 level student of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, it was quick to add that the party did not take place in the university premises.
Describing Gbadeyan’s death as “sad” and “unfortunate”, the management said upon receiving the news, the university’s Health Services Department, Security Unit and the Students’ Affairs Division were immediately mobilized to carry out a detailed investigation on the incident.
The statement partly reads: “The late Miss Omolara Gbadeyan, a 200 level student of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management attended a party hosted by the History and International Studies Students’ association, at an Events Centre at Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area on Thursday February 11, 2016.
“The organisers of the party neither informed the university authority, nor sought any approval for same. This is contrary to the rules and regulations of the university. The party did not take place in the university premises.
“On the instruction of the university management, the incident was reported to the Police while the body of the deceased was deposited at a morgue of (the) Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), while an autopsy is being carried out to determine the cause of her death.”
The management pledged to issue a detailed statement on the matter “as soon as the investigations are concluded.”