UNILAG raises fees from N19k to more than N140k

The administration of the University of Lagos UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos, has increased the tuition that undergraduates must pay.

Previously, the institution’s students paid N19,000, but the administration has established new fees of N190,250 for students studying medicine and N140,250 for courses requiring laboratory and studio time.

The price for courses that do not require a lab or studio is set at N100,750.

Following a meeting with the senior management staff, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) UNILAG branch issued this statement on July 20, 2023.

Prof. Folasade Ogunsola met with representatives of the three non-academic staff unions on Thursday, July 20 to discuss issues pertaining to the welfare of members, according to SSANU.

The union stated in its statement that the VC stated undergraduate fees would be increased.

"During the meeting, the proposed fees for UNILAG undergraduates were revealed.

“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,” according to the statement.

According to the statement, an SSANU representative at the meeting, Rasaki Yusuf, requested a discount for university employees with children.

However, the VC stated that the new fees were set at a national level and could not be modified for specific student groups.

However, Ogunsola allowed employees to pay in installments as long as they did so one month before the final exams.

Other issues raised at the meeting included hostel accommodation for staff wards. The VC vowed that a percentage of hostel spaces would be reserved for staff wards, but did not guarantee that all staff children would receive hostel beds.

The staff unions also presented a list of demands during the meeting, which included overtime, shift allowance, implementation of hazard allowance, staff medical screening, stagnation, the status of UNILAG International School tutors, and the case of Dr. Arinye.