The protest staged by the students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) against the hike in their school fees has finally paid off.

Truly, only one who wears the shoe, knows where it hurts. These students had flooded the streets of Lagos with tears of frustration.


The large numbers in which they came out, was enough to grab the attention of even the Federal Government.

They had vowed to protest until something was done. True to their words, these students dragged the protest for days.

Now, they have what they wanted.


Quick Action

Now, 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 after a series of meetings.

These meetings were with the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

It became necessary after the varsity students protested the recent hike amid the present hardship in Nigeria.


The Last Meeting

The Head of Communication Unit of UNILAG, Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, confirmed the development.

He noted that the last meeting was attended by the National President of NANS, Comrade Usman Umar Barambu.


According to Alaga, he was accompanied by other NANS officers and the university team led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola.

“The meeting agreed that Utility Charges for all categories of students be reduced to ₦15,000 from ₦20,000.

Obligatory fees for new undergraduate students were reviewed from ₦126,325 to ₦116,325 for courses without Lab/Studio and ₦176,325 to ₦166,325 for courses with Lab/Studio.

Returning Students

“The obligatory fees for returning undergraduate students were reviewed from ₦100,750 to ₦80,750 for courses without Lab/Studio.

₦140,250 to ₦120,250 for courses with Lab/Studio; and from ₦190,250 to ₦170, 250 for Medical / Pharmacy students and students in Health Professions.

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The Convocation Fee to be paid by all final year students was reduced to ₦27,000 from ₦30,000.

Hostels fees were reviewed as follows: For undergraduate hostels in Akoka and Yaba campuses, the fees was reduced to ₦43, 000 from ₦90,000.

For hostels in Idi-Araba campus, the fees was reduced to ₦65,000 from ₦120,000:00.

The fee for Sodeinde Hall was reduced to ₦135,000 from ₦250,000,” Alaga-Ibraheem noted in the statement.

Demand Of UNILAG Students 

The NANS President had, at the beginning of the meeting, highlighted the demands of UNILAG students.

They included the reversal of obligatory fees, reversal of hostel fees, and the reinstatement of the Students’ Union Government in UNILAG.


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