In video released on the internet shows moment the Nigerian Police fired teargas at students of the University of Lagos (Unilag) who were protesting hike in school fees.
Business Day reported that many public universities in Nigeria have begun ti increase fees for the 2023/2024 academic year consequent to the President Tinubu-led administration’s consent to the Student Loan Act on Monday, June 12, 2023.
The report further stated that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) increased its fees, and the new payment structure demands that students in non-laboratory courses total N100,750 and students offering laboratory courses pay a total of N140,250. In contrast, medical students will pay N190,250.
Before the increase, returning undergraduate students on the campus were paying between N26,000 and about N76,000, depending on the courses of study and the level of the students. And this have thrown parents off-balance financially as they struggle to meet up with financial demands.