A student organisation under the aegis Students Solidarity Group Against Fee Hike has announced a protest against the University of Lagos (UNILAG) administration’s fee increase.
According to Peak News, the Group’s spokespersons, Tosin Solanke and Abayomi Godwin, in a statement, made it known that it had “become imperative to inform the public of a mass protest against fee hike scheduled to start on September 6, 2023, as students, parents, civil society organisations, and informal workers, are set to hit the streets to say enough of untold hardship meted out to us.”
Recall that PurpleWorld had earlier reported that UNILAG’s management announced an increase in tuition prices for the institution’s undergraduate students on July 21, 2023, citing “prevailing economic realities.”
The fee was from N19,000 to N190,250 for students studying medicine while for courses that require laboratory and studio, the students are to pay N140,250.
Since the wake of the announced fee hike by the UNILAG management, they noted that “we in the Students Solidarity Group Against Fee Hike engaged in a series of actions to enlighten members of the public of the dangers that this anti-poor policy portends for the generality of the people.