A young lady who claims to be a final-year student at the University of Lagos has mounted a stage at the Ifako-Gbagada roundabout, Lagos State, appealing to passerby to donate towards her tuition.
The lady, Oluwakemi, is a young woman with dreams as high as the sky, held a sign in her hands.
The sign bears a heartfelt plea: “Please, help me pay my UNILAG fees. N225,000 only. God bless you.”
Oluwakemi found herself caught in the storm of increased tuition fees imposed by the Federal Government-owned university, even as the President Bola Tinubu administration keeps swearing that it had not ordered tuition hike in federal tertiary institutions.
In Agege, where she allegedly resided with her grandmother, Oluwakemi claims she toils tirelessly working part-time jobs to gather the funds she needed. But the tuition far exceeded what she could earn.
Her journey was fraught with challenges.
According to allegations, some men offered to help in exchange for hex, but the undergraduate has refused to yield to the crude demands.
With unwavering faith in the kindness and empathy of Nigerians, Oluwakemi embarked on a quest to touch hearts and inspire change. She believed that someone would see beyond her sign and offer her a chance to complete her studies—a chance to turn her dreams into reality.
UNILAG student spotted begging alms for N225,000 fees in Gbagada
A UNILAG student, Oluwakemi, has been sighted in the Ifako-Gbagada area of Lagos state begging for alms to pay her school fees.
Oluwakemi, a part-time student, claimed she has been making efforts to raise her fees pic.twitter.com/GNN6qqgF9W
— Campus Station (@campus_station0) September 21, 2023