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UNILAG succumbs to pressure, lowers school fees

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UNILAG succumbs to pressure, lowers school fees

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After facing pressure from students, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has decided to lower the mandatory school fees for its students.

This decision came after a series of meetings between the school management and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), following protests by the students against the recent fee hike.

The Head of Communication Unit of UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, confirmed the development in a statement, stating that the reduction in fees applies to utility charges, obligatory fees for new and returning undergraduate students, convocation fees, and hostel fees.

“The meeting agreed that Utility Charges for all categories of students be reduced to N15,000:00 from N20,000:00. 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.

“The obligatory fees for returning undergraduate students were reviewed 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.

“The Convocation Fee to be paid by all final year students was reduced to N27,000:00 from N 30,000:00. Hostels fees were reviewed as follows: For undergraduate hostels in Akoka and Yaba campuses, the fees was reduced to N43, 000:00 from N90,000:00. For hostels in Idi-Araba campus, the fees was reduced to N65,000:00 from N120,000:00. The fees for Sodeinde Hall was reduced to N135,000:00 from N250,000:00,” Alaga-Ibraheem noted in the statement.

The NANS President also highlighted the demands of the students, including the reinstatement of the Students’ Union Government in UNILAG, which has been proscribed for over six years.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, emphasized the university’s commitment to providing quality education to all students and stated that the process of reinstating students’ union activities would begin soon.

This article was updated 5 months ago

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