There are indications that the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos, may have increased tuition fees for undergraduate students from N19,000 to N190,250.
Although this information has not been confirmed independently, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, UNILAG branch, which disclosed this development in a statement dated July 20, 2023, said the Vice Chancellor Prof. Folasade Ogunsola informed them of the increase at a meeting.
UNILAG’s SSANU said with the new tuition fees structure, undergraduate students studying Medicine would pay N190,250; laboratory and studio-use students are to pay N140,250; and those without laboratory and studio-use will pay N100,750.
According to SSANU, Prof. Ogunsola met with representatives of the three non-academic staff unions on Thursday, July 20th to discuss issues concerning members’ welfare.
The statement said, “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 the college of medicine would pay N190,250.”
The vice chancellor was quoted to have said the new tuition fees were set nationally and could not be modified for specific categories of students, after a SSANU member at the meeting asked if they would be a rebate for members of staff with children in the university.
Ogunsola was said to have given the option of staff paying in instalments, provided they paid up one month before their final exams.