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UNILAG Reduces School Fees After Protests



The Management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG has bowed to pressure and resolved to reduce the obligatory school fees payable by students of the institution.

The school management made the announcement following a series of meetings with the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) after the varsity students had protested the recent hike amid the present hardship in the country.

Confirming the latest development, the Head of Communication Unit of UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem noted in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday morning, that the last meeting was attended by the National President of NANS, Comrade Usman Umar Barambu, accompanied by other NANS officers and the university team led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola.

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“The meeting agreed that Utility Charges for all categories of students be reduced to N15,000:00 from N20,000:00. Obligatory fees for new undergraduate students were reviewed from N126,325:00 to N116,325:00 for courses without Lab/Studio and N176,325:00 to N166,325:00 for courses with Lab/Studio.

“The obligatory fees for returning undergraduate students were reviewed from N100,750:00 to N80,750:00 for courses without Lab/Studio; N140,250:00 to N120,250:00 for courses with Lab/Studio; and from N190,250:00 to N170, 250:00 for Medical / Pharmacy students and students in Health Professions.

The Convocation Fee to be paid by all final year students was reduced to N27,000:00 from N 30,000:00. Hostels fees were reviewed as follows: For undergraduate hostels in Akoka and Yaba campuses, the fees was reduced to N43, 000:00 from N90,000:00. For hostels in Idi-Araba campus, the fees was reduced to N65,000:00 from N120,000:00. The fees for Sodeinde Hall was reduced to N135,000:00 from N250,000:00,” Alaga-Ibraheem noted in the statement.

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