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Reopening: UNILAG Speaks On Charging N50,000 For Virtual Classes

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The management of university of Lagos(UNILAG) has reacted to a report surfacing on social media that it asked students to pay N50,000 for virtual online classes

The management in a short disclaimer statement released on sunday dismissed the alleged reports, adding that online classes for all students in the university is absolutely free.

OAU VOICES recall that the institution had earlier announced January 25th as resumption of academic activities for students. The management in a statement released however noted that the university will adopt virtual classes for the resumption academic activities due to the second wave of COVID-19 with Lagos still remain the epicenter of the virus in the country.

Reacting in a statement titled, ‘Disclaimer: UNILAG resumption is absolutely free’, the university urged the students and public to disregard the reports

The statement reads, “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 ₦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 ended.

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