The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has increased the tuition fees for its undergraduate students.
This was revealed in a statement released by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) UNILAG branch, following a meeting with the top management staff.
According to the statement, the management of the institution has increased the tuition fee from N19,000 to N100,750 for students who are offering programmes that do not require a laboratory and studio.
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The statement disclosed that the new fee is fixed at N190,250 for students studying medicine, while students offering courses that require laboratory and studio will pay N140, 250.
According to SSANU, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, met with representatives of the three non-academic staff unions on Thursday, July 20th to discuss issues concerning members welfare.
The union, in the statement, said Ogunsola stated that fees would be increased for UNILAG undergraduate students.
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“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 statement said.
According to the statement, a SSANU representative at the meeting, Rasaki Yusuf asked for rebate for staff members with children in the university.
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But the vice chancellor said the new charges were set nationally and could not be modified for specific categories of students.
Ogunsola, however, gave the option of staff paying in instalments but with a condition to pay up one month before final exams.