UNICAL Raises Tuition by 100%

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By Bliss Okperan

The University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, has increase its tuition for undergraduates by over 100 per cent.

A statement issued on Monday disclosed that the upward review of the fees was taken at an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate on Friday.

In the statement issued by the school’s spokesman, Mr Effiong Eyo, it was disclosed that the management implemented this increase because of the current economic realities and the need to maintain the academic standard which the university was known for.

The statement added that the new fees would be effective in the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic sessions, with freshmen, returning students, and final-year students for the non-science courses expected to pay N111,000, N91,500 and N114,000, respectively.

For science courses, the fee was raised to N155,000, N125,000, and N148,000 for freshmen, returning students, and final-year students apiece.

Before now, depending on the department, the school charged N64,050 for freshmen, N52,050 for final year students, and N49,500 for returning students.

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