The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has approved an increase of tuition for undergraduate students of the institution from N19,000 to N190,000.
The increment is due to the rising inflation and hike in fuel price following the removal of fuel subsidy.
The increase ranges from N100,750 to N190,250 depending on course of study that requires laboratory or studio work or medical courses.
This was disclosed during a meeting headed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola with representatives of non-teaching staff unions on July 20, 2023, at the Senate building.
The increase confirmed by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) in a statement said the “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.”