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UNILVERSITY OF LAGOS INCREASES SCHOOL FEES

Barely three weeks after the National Association of Nigerian Students embarked on a peaceful protest in the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State over hike in school fees by over 600%, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos State has increased its fees for undergraduate students in the institution.

This was contained in a statement released on July 20, 2023, by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), UNILAG branch following a meeting with the top management staff.

The union stated in the statement that the vice-chancellor of the university said fees would be increased for UNILAG undergraduate students.

Students of the institution previously paid N19,000 but the management has fixed new fees at N190,250 for students studying medicine while for courses that require laboratory and studio, students are to pay N140,250.

According to SSANU, the VC, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola met with representatives of the three non-academic staff unions on Thursday, July 20th to discuss issues concerning members’ welfare. During the meeting, the proposed fees for undergraduate students of UNILAG were disclosed. “Student without lab and studio use will pay N100,750, those with lab use will pay N140,250 and the college of medicine would pay N190,250”, the statement said.

A SSANU representative at the meeting, names with held asked for a rebate for staff members with children in the university but the VC insisted that the new charges were set nationally and could not be modified for specific categories of students.

Ogunsola, however, gave the option of staff paying in instalments but with a condition to pay up one month before final exams.

However, efforts to hear from the institutions Public Relations Officer was not successful.

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