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UNICAL increases tuition fees by 100%

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The University of Calabar’s (UNICAL) administration has declared a more than 100% increase in undergraduate tuition fees.

The declaration was made in a statement that was provided to newsmen in Calabar on Monday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

In a statement, the institution’s spokesman, Mr 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.

It was reported that with the increment, freshmen, returning students, and final-year students for the non-science courses are expected to pay N111,000, N91,500, and N114,000, respectively.

In addition, they are also to 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 freshmen, returning students, and final-year students.

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

Prior to the increase, the average student’s tuition was N49,500 for returning students, N52,050 for final year students, and N64,050 for freshmen, depending on the department.

The administration stated that maintaining the university’s reputation for high academic standards and the present economic climate were the reasons behind the rise.

(NAN)

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