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FG directs varsities, others to jack up tuition as UNILAG raises fee from N19,000 to N100,000, N140,000

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“Unilag has increased the school fee payable by undergraduate students of the university from N19,000, to N100,000 while N190,250 is the new fee for students studying medicine”

The Federal Government may have directed universities and other tertiary institutions to raise their tuition with the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, leading the way.

Unilag has increased the school fee payable by undergraduate students of the university from N19,000, to N100,000 while N190,250 is the new fee for students studying medicine.

Courses that require laboratory and studio, they are now to pay N140, 250.

Programs that do not require lab and studio are fixed at N100, 750.

This was contained in statement dated July 20,2023 by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) UNILAG branch following a meeting with the top management staff.

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 said the VC stated that fees would be increased for UNILAG undergraduate students.

“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 college of medicine would pay N190, 250,” the statement said.

A SSANU representative at the meeting, Mr Rasaki Yusuf, had asked for rebate for staff members with children in the university.

He quoted the VC as saying that the new charges/fees were set nationally and could not be modified for specific categories of students.

Ogunsola, however, gave the option of staff paying in installments but with a condition to pay up one month before final exams.

Other issues raised at the meeting include hostel accommodation for staff wards and the VC promised that a percentage of accommodation for their wards would be reserved but not guarantee that all staff children would get hostel spaces.

Persecondnews reports that the staff unions had presented a list of demands which include overtime, shift allowance, hazard allowance implementation, staff medical screening, stagnation, and the status of UNILAG International School tutors.

 

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