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UNICAL raises tuition fees by 100% as students, parents battle economic hardship

UNICAL said the hike was due to economic realities and the need to maintain the university’s academic standards.

• December 4, 2023
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The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has announced an increase in the university’s tuition fees for undergraduates by over 100 per cent.

The tuition fee hike was announced in a statement on Monday.

The statement by the institution’s spokesman, Effiong Eyo, said the upward review of the fees was taken at an emergency meeting of the university’s senate on Friday.

The release disclosed that the implementation of the upward review will take effect in the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.

With the increment, freshers, returning, and final year students for non-science courses are expected to pay N111,000, N91,500 and N114,000, respectively.

In addition, they will pay N36,500, N21,500, and N21,500, respectively, as third-party dues.

Similarly, fees for science courses were increased to N155,000, N125,000 and N148,000, respectively, for freshers, returning students and final year students.

Similarly, they are also to pay N38,500, N21,500, and N21,500 as third-party dues.

Before the increment, tuition fees for an average student, depending on the department, were N64,050 for freshers, N52,050 for final-year students, and N49,500 for returning students.

The management noted that the increment was necessitated by the current economic realities and the need to maintain the academic standard for which the university was known. 

(NAN)

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