Fee hike: We are open for dialogue — UNILAG VC

Prof. Folasade Ogunsola

By Olaleye Aanuoluwapo

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has said that the institution remains open to dialogue from the general public, the students and the students body.

This was contained in a statement by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola yesterday.

According to Professor Folasade, the university management has continued to engage with various stakeholders, and this became necessary due to the recent review of the school’s obligatory fees.

“One of these engagements is the meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

“Consequently, we note the the cancellation of NANS’s protest planned for Wednesday, September 13, 2023 and we remain confident that our engagements will help to resolve issues.

“We wish to reassure the university community and general public of the numerous measures being taken to support students due to the review. We urge our students and other members of the university community to remain calm, and go about their legitimate activities peacefully,” she said.

It will be recalled that the university management’s had a  couple of weeks ago declared some increments in the obligatory fee of students in the university and this had stirred lots of reactions from students, parents and various other stakeholders.

A notable display of displeasure was a peaceful protest stagged by the students of the institution few days after the fee hike.