The Federal Government urged universities and other higher institutions to hike tuition, with the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, leading the way.
Unilag has raised the school tuition payable by undergraduate students from N19,000 to N100,000, while students studying medical will now pay N190,250.
Laboratory and studio courses now cost N140, 250.
Non-laboratory and studio programs are fixed at N100, 750.
This was said in a statement issued by the Senior employees Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) UNILAG branch on July 20, 2023, following a meeting with top management employees.
According to SSANU, on Thursday, July 20th, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, met with representatives of the three non-academic staff unions to discuss concerns involving members’ welfare.
According to the union, the VC announced that costs for UNILAG undergraduate students would be raised.
“During the meeting, the proposed fees for UNILAG undergraduate students were revealed.” “Students without lab and studio use will pay N100,750, those with lab use will pay N140,250, and students in college of medicine will pay N190,250,” according to the statement.
According to the VC, the new charges/fees were imposed nationally and could not be changed for specific student groups.
Ogunsola, on the other hand, offered workers the option of paying in installments, with the proviso that they pay up one month before final exams.
Other problems discussed at the conference were hostel accommodation for staff wards, for which the VC pledged that a percentage of accommodation for their wards would be reserved but did not ensure that all staff children would be assigned to a hostel.