The University of Lagos (UNILAG) administration revealed the rationale for the increase in undergraduate students’ tuition fees on Friday.
Janescope previously stated that the college had increased its tuition by 400%.
The school noted in a statement issued by UNILAG’s Public Relations Officer, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, that the raise was unavoidable due to Nigeria’s current economic reality.
Alaga-Ibraheem stated that the administration has discussed with its stakeholders (students, parents/guardians, staff unions, and others) that tuition fees for new and returning undergraduate students will be adjusted.
“The adjustment in fees, which will take effect from the first semester of the 2023/2024 academic session, is in light 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 said in part.
“It is also worth noting that the University has not raised its mandatory fees in recent years.”
“As a result, management seeks the kind understanding and support of students and other stakeholders, as well as the assurance of its commitment to ensuring that students have the best learning experience possible.”