According to reports, the administration of the University of Lagos in Akoka, Lagos State, has raised tuition costs for the institution’s undergraduate students.
This information was provided in a statement released by the UNILAG section of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities on July 20, 2023, following a meeting with senior management.
According to the union’s statement, the VC announced that costs for UNILAG undergraduate students would increase.
Remember that the institution’s students used to pay N19,000, but the management has set new tuition at N190,250 for students studying medicine, and N140,250 for courses requiring lab and studio work.
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.
“Students 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.
Rasaki Yusuf, a representative of the SSANU, requested a rebate for faculty members who have children enrolled in the university, but the vice chancellor emphasized that the new fees were set globally and could not be altered for certain groups of students.
Ogunsola offered the staff the option of paying in installments, but with the requirement that they complete payment one month before to the end-of-the-year tests.
Alagba Ibraheem, the institution’s public relations officer, was not reachable for comment; neither were calls placed via her returned, nor were texts returned.
Details to come…