The management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has denied claims that it would be charging its returning students a sum of fifty thousand Naira for online lectures and examinations.
The rumour of the institution charging the sum went round days after it announced its resumption date for academic activities.
In a statement posted on the institution’s official website titled ‘Disclaimer: UNILAG resumption is absolutely free’, the institution insisted that the online classes are “absolutely free”.
The statement read:
“The Management of 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 N50,000 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.”