UNILAG Students Protest against Increased School fees

A group of University of Lagos students took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the increase in tuition fees at the institution. This marks the second protest within a week, with UNILAG students being joined by their counterparts from other universities.

The protesters voiced their demands for the school authorities to lower the fees through chants during the demonstration. They were accompanied by members of the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Several students, in interviews with Channels Television, expressed their determination to continue protesting until the fees are reverted to their previous levels. They emphasized that the fee hike lacked consideration for the students’ welfare.

Additionally, they are urging the Federal Government to allocate the funds obtained from the subsidy removal towards education, rather than permitting any increase in school fees.

In July, UNILAG authorities had announced the raise in tuition fees for both new and returning undergraduate students, citing what they referred to as the “existing economic conditions.”

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