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UNICAL increases tuition fee by over 100%

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The University of Calabar has announced a significant increase in tuition fees for undergraduates, with fees rising by over 100 percent.

The decision was disclosed in a statement by the institution’s spokesman, Mr. Effiong Eyo, and comes into effect from the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.

The announcement stated that the upward review of fees was a result of deliberations during an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate on Friday.

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The new fee structure applies to freshers, returning students, and final year students in both science and non-science courses.

For non-science courses, freshers, returning students, and final year students are expected to pay N111,000, N91,500, and N114,000, respectively. Additionally, third-party dues of N36,500, N21,500, and N21,500 are applicable.

In the case of science courses, fees were increased to N155,000, N125,000, and N148,000 for freshers, returning students, and final year students, respectively. The corresponding third-party dues are N38,500, N21,500, and N21,500.

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

The university’s management justified the increment, citing current economic realities and the necessity to maintain the institution’s academic standards.

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