April 20, 2024


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A Guide to Obtaining School-Related Information 

By Jake Hamilton and Oseni Abiodun

Information plays a vital role in just about any aspect of life. Decisions are made based on the level of information acquired. Without information, it is like diving blindly into the deep, dark sea, not knowing what to expect or what to do. Likewise, inaccurate information is just as bad as a lack of information.

As students move around the campus, they not only immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of school activities but also encounter the need for accurate and verified information crucial to their educational journey. Searching for reliable information, especially in academic settings, can sometimes feel like navigating a maze, especially in the digital age, where misinformation, clickbait, and half-baked news spread like wildfire, all in a bid to be the first to break the news. It’s crucial to know where to find verified information. 

In this article, we’ll explore the best strategies to get accurate and trustworthy information from the prestigious University of Lagos. Whether you’re a fresher, staylite, or simply just interested in the current affairs of the university, these tips will ensure you stay informed and up to date.

First, the university’s official website serves as the primary digital hub for reliable information. Start by visiting the official website of the University of Lagos https://www.unilag.edu.ng/ and navigate through the relevant sections, such as the student portal or the academic affairs section. You can check this online repository for academic updates, examination schedules, and other essential details.

Moreover, since most universities have dedicated student portals where you can access your academic information, grades, course schedules, and other relevant details, Unilag is the same. Log in to the UNILAG student portal (studentportal.unilag.edu.ng/) using your credentials and check for the necessary information.

Subsequently, you can visit your department’s administrative office, the faculty, or the Dean of Student Affairs office for more information. Armed with student identification cards, you will be attended to and guided on obtaining the specific information you seek.

Another indispensable information platform is social media, even more so in this age of digital communication. You can get accurate information from the official social media pages of the University on Facebook and Twitter (now X). 

The official University’s handle on Twitter is @UnilagNigeria, and the University of Lagos on Facebook. Be clear and specific in your communication, explaining exactly what information you seek and providing your student details for verification when sending a direct message to the handles. 

However, notwithstanding the new and evolving information media, the University still retains the traditional notice boards to communicate important information. Physical notice boards scattered across the campus serve as tangible bulletin boards of information. Check the notice boards around your department or other key locations on campus for announcements or updates.

Finally, remember to be polite and patient when requesting information, whether in person, over the phone, or through email. The University staff are there to assist you, and approaching them respectfully will likely yield better results. If you cannot get the information you need through these channels, consider contacting your academic adviser for further guidance.

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