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Tuition Hike: UNILAG Management Bows To Pressure, Reduces Fee




After a series of protests by students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has downwardly reviewed the fees to be paid by students.

News About Nigeria gathered that the reduction followed a meeting between the university authorities and the National Association of Nigerian Students on Thursday.

The University, had in July, outrageously increased the tuition fees by over 400 per cent.

The development came at a time when the Nigerian masses were grappling with the hard-felt impact of fuel subsidy removal.

However, in a statement on Friday, the institution revealed that it took the decision after meeting with the leadership of NANS.

“Authorities of the University of Lagos led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, on Thursday, September 14, 2023, had a meeting with the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Comrade Usman Umar Barambu accompanied by top officers of the Association and UNILAG Faculty leaders drawn from nine faculties of the University and College of Medicine,” the statement read.

The union at the meeting asked the management of the institution to immediately reverse the university tuition, accommodation fee and reinstate the institution’s Students’ Union Government in UNILAG.

The institution reduced its utility charges for all categories from N20,000:00 to N15,000, also, the obligatory fees for new undergraduate students were reviewed from N126,325:00 to N116,325:00 for Courses without Lab/Studio and N176,325:00 to N166,325:00 for Courses with Lab/Studio.

Fees for returning students were slashed from N100,750:00 to N80,750:00 for Courses without Lab/Studio; N140,250:00 to N120,250:00 for Courses with Lab/Studio; and from N190,250:00 to N170,250:00 for Medical / Pharmacy students and students in Health Professions.

Confirming the development, Giwa Temitope, NANS spokesperson, said the institution slashed the obligatory fee after the meeting with the union. He also detailed that the school authorities agreed to reinstate the institution’s SUG at the meeting.