UNILAG Students Yet Again Stage Protest Over Tuition Hike

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Students of the University of Lagos under the aegis of a group tagged Students Solidarity Group Against Students Hike in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) hit the streets on Tuesday morning to protest the increment in tuition fees by the management of the institution.

The students of UNILAG reconverged a week after the first protest was disrupted by security operatives as colleagues from other universities also joined them in solidarity.

The protesters hit the street with chants centrally on the need for the school authorities to reduce the fees.

The students were accompanied by the men of the Nigerian police Force and those of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Some of the students who spoke with GNB News Reporter said they will continue to protest until their school fees are returned to status quo.

They said the hike in their fees did not have human face.

They are also asking the Federal Government to invest the proceeds from the subsidy removal on education rather than allow any increment in school fees.

The UNILAG authorities had in July announced hike tuition fees for new and returning undergraduate students.

The the institution had hinged the move on what it described as the “prevailing economic realities”.

 

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