The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced an adjustment in the obligatory fees for both returning and new students of the institution. According to a statement signed by UNILAG’s Public Relations Officer, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, the hike has become necessary because of the prevailing economic realities in Nigeria.
The management has deliberated with its stakeholders (students, parents/guardians, staff unions, and alumni, among others), that there will be adjustments in the tuition fees for new and returning undergraduate students. The adjustment in fees which will take effect from 1st Semester, 2023/2024 Academic Session, is in view of the prevailing economic realities and the need for the University to be able to meet its obligations to its students, staff, and municipal service providers among others.
A breakdown of the fees shows that the mandatory charges for one academic session for new undergraduate students include N126,325, for courses without laboratory/studio. The statement also indicated N176,325 as a mandatory charge for one academic session for courses with laboratory and studio.
A further breakdown of the approved mandatory charges for one academic year or session for returning students showed that they would pay N100,750 for courses without laboratory and studio. The approved mandatory charges for courses with laboratory and studio according to the statement is N140,250.
The situation at UNILAG is a reflection of the economic challenges facing Nigeria and its institutions. It is hoped that with these measures in place, the university can continue to provide quality education to its students.
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