The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced a huge increase in the institution's tuition amid the inflation and hike in fuel prices currently experienced in Nigeria.
Undergraduate students of the university will now pay between N100,750 and N190,250 as tuition, depending on their course of study, against the former N19,000.
The proposed fees for the students were disclosed during a meeting held by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola and representatives of non-teaching staff unions on July 20, 2023, at the Senate Committee Chamber of the school.
The university's chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) in a statement disclosed that the details of the proposed fees during the meeting lasted about three hours.
"Proposed fees for undergraduate students at Unilag were disclosed. Students without lab or studio use would pay N100,750, those with lab use would pay N140,250 and College of Medicine undergraduates would pay N190,250.
“The SSANU representative, Comrade Rasaki Yusuf requested a rebate for staff members with children in the university, but the vice chancellor explained that the charges were set nationally and could not be modified for specific student categories.
“However, she offered the option of paying in instalments for staff wards with a condition to pay up one month before the final exams,” the statement read.