UNILAG Justifies Tuition Fee Hike: The Reasons Behind the Increase

Students of University of Lagos (UNILAG) woke up to the news of Increment in School fee yesterday and it has been an array of mixed feelings

Reports have it that students of UNILAG formerly Paid N21,000 as School Fees.

But a statement has been issued, by the school’s management explaining reasons behind what many believe to be an insensitive action

In the statement released on Friday through their official website, the institution’s management cited the “current economic conditions and necessary commitments” as the driving factors for their decision. The purpose behind this move is to ensure the institution fulfills its responsibilities towards both students and staff.

A portion of the issued statement reads: “After careful deliberations with its stakeholders (students, parents/guardians, staff unions, alumni among others), the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Management has reviewed the obligatory fees (mandatory charges for an academic session/year) of new and returning undergraduate students of the University.

“The adjustment in fees, which will take effect from the 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.

“It is also pertinent to note that the University has not increased its obligatory fees in recent years. Management, therefore, seeks the kind understanding and support of students and other stakeholders with the assurance of its commitment towards ensuring that students get the best learning experience.” It read.

The Breakdown of the New School Fees Is As Follows:

Returning students who are not in their final year and are enrolled in laboratory and studio-required courses will be required to pay a total fee of N120,750. Final year students in the same category will have to pay N150,750.

For students who are not in their final year and are studying courses that involve laboratory use, the total fee will amount to N160,250. Final year students in this category will need to pay N190,250.

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