The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Management has reaffirmed its dedication to alleviating the challenges posed by the recent adjustment of the institution’s compulsory fees.
In an interactive session with the UNILAG Parents Forum, the management outlined a series of measures aimed at addressing the concerns of students and parents/guardians affected by the fee review.
During the session, which took place on Thursday, August 10, 2023, in the Senate Chamber of the Senate House at UNILAG, key figures from the management engaged in discussions with a diverse group of executive officers and Parents Forum members.
One of the pivotal changes highlighted by UNILAG Management is the introduction of an installment payment option for students.
This newly reconfigured system will enable students to make fee payments in three installments, easing the financial burden and providing more flexibility.
To provide further assistance to students, the institution has revitalized the student work-study program, overseen by the Dean of Student Affairs Division.
UNILAG is also extending its commitment to fostering academic excellence through scholarship opportunities. Exceptionally bright students can now vie for the prestigious UNILAG Scholars Award, which can be accessed through the office of the Dean of Student Affairs Division.
Additionally, the university, with support from donor partners, is sustaining its assistance program for eligible indigent students.
Furthermore, through a Triple-A: Adopt an Akokite project, alumni and well-meaning Nigerians can play an active role in nurturing and empowering students.
During the interactive meeting, Professor Lucian Obinna Chukwu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), reiterated the university’s solidarity with students and parents/guardians in the face of the prevailing economic challenges.
Professor Chukwu extended his gratitude to the Parents Forum for their continued contributions and highlighted the university’s commitment to maintaining the delivery of high-quality education and services.
Mr. Aderemi Moroof Olayiwola, Chairman of the UNILAG Parents Forum, lauded the interactive meeting as a “family gathering.”
In his address, Mr. Olayiwola acknowledged the challenges posed by reduced government funding and the escalating costs associated with running a top-tier educational institution.
He expressed the paradox of expecting a world-class university while grappling with financial constraints.