By Babajide Okeowo
Following the emergence of a report online that the students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG are expected to pay N50, 000 for classes, the management of the tertiary institution has come out to refute the story.
This information was contained in a statement, titled, ‘Disclaimer: UNILAG resumption is absolutely free’ issued by the university.
“The Management of the University of Lagos wishes to inform all students, parents, and the general public, that a notice on the internet purporting that returning students of the University of Lagos are to pay a sum of ₦50,000 for online lectures and examinations, is FALSE and should be disregarded.
All students are to commence online lectures on Monday, January 25, 2021, at absolutely NO COST.
In the future, it is advised that our esteemed stakeholders and interested individuals kindly check the official University of Lagos website and official social media platforms for verified information about the University” the statement said.
Recall that the university had earlier approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities.
However, the Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs. Olufadeke Akinleye said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19.
But a few days after the institution released its revised academic calendar, a report surfaced online that the students are expected to pay N50,000 for classes.