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Notice on UNILAG Foundation Programme Acceptance/Tuition Fees

UNILAG Foundation Programme Acceptance/Tuition Fees

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) wishes to announce to all students admitted into the 2014/2015 Foundation Programmes, that are yet to pay their acceptance and tuition fees, to do so on or before Friday, December 12, 2014.

Failure to pay will result to preventing the students from attending lectures.

Similarly, all Foundation Programmes students that are having problems logging onto their portal should go to the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS),UNILAG,Akoka on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 7.30 a.m., for resolution of all log-in issues.The management of University of Lagos (UNILAG) also wishes to inform prospective candidates that the university will not, through text massages or e-mail, request any candidates for the  2014/2015 foundation programme to pay any amount of money into any agent’s (individual or corporate) bank account.


Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge. At its inception, the University of Lagos was empowered to produce a professional workforce that would steer the political, social and economic development of a newly independent country. Over the last fifty years the University has pursued this mission with vigour, excellence and panache. The University has built a legacy of academic excellence and is now acclaimed publicly as “the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.”

The establishment of the University of Lagos in 1962 was informed by the need to intensify the training of a professional workforce for a newly independent Nigeria in search of rapid industrialisation and economic development. It was however quite evident that the country lacked the requisite workforce to actualise the people’s dream. There was a big gulf to be filled, and that required establishing many more universities.

Towards this end, the Federal Government established the Eric Ashby Commission on Post School Certificate and Higher Education in Nigeria in May 1959. The Ashby Commission’s report, titled Investment in Education, recommended the establishment of a new university in Lagos, the then Federal Capital, to offer day and evening courses in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics and Higher Management Studies. In 1961, the Federal Government assigned the detailed planning of the new university to a UNESCO Advisory Commission. However, whereas the Ashby Commission had envisaged a non-residential institution which would be cited in the business district of Central Lagos, the UNESCO Commission opted for a traditional university, “a complete all encompassing institution” with residential accommodation on a large campus. Following the acceptance of the UNESCO Commission’s report, the University of Lagos was established on 22nd October 1962 on the authority of the University of Lagos Act of 1962.


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