The management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State has reportedly increased fees for undergraduate students in the institution.
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 said that costs would rise for UNILAG undergraduate students.
Recall that the institution’s students used to pay N19,000. However, the management has set new tuition at N190,250 for those studying medicine, and N140,250 for those taking courses that require lab and studio work.
The statement read, “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 college of medicine would pay N190,250.”
According to the statement, Rasaki Yusuf, a representative of SSANU, requested a reimbursement for staff members who had children enrolled at the university.
But the VC said the new charges were set nationally and could not be modified for specific categories 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.
Hostel accommodations for staff kids were one of the other topics brought up at the conference. The VC made a commitment to reserve a portion of available housing for their wards but did not ensure that all staff children would receive hostel spaces.