The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced significant reductions in tuition and other fees after negotiations with student leaders on Thursday. The compromise comes in the wake of campus protests over recent fee hikes.

According to the university’s statement, the talks between school management and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) executives yielded revised rates more amenable to students.

The agreed changes include lowered utility charges, reductions in new student obligatory fees by over N10,000, cuts to returning student obligatory fees by N20,000, and smaller convocation and hostel rates.

Earlier this week, UNILAG students took to the streets to voice displeasure with raised tuition costs for new and returning undergraduates instituted in July. The administration had cited economic conditions as necessitating the hikes.

But after constructive dialogue, authorities made concessions on fees to assuage student concerns over mounting costs. NANS leaders described the outcome as a balanced resolution.

UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor reiterated that quality education remains the priority regardless of students’ backgrounds. By reaching a compromise, the school hopes to maintain an accessible environment for disadvantaged youths.

The negotiated fee structure provides relief on expenses while allowing continued investments in educational standards. Both university management and student groups have welcomed the agreement.