UNICAL increases tuition fees for undergraduates by over 100%

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) administration has declared a more than 100% rise in undergraduate tuition costs.

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

The university’s Senate met in emergency session on Friday to discuss the upward revision of fees, according to a statement released by the institution’s spokesperson, Mr. Effiong Eyo.

According to the statement, the upward review would be implemented during the academic sessions of 2022–2023 and 2023–2024.

According to NAN, the increase will result in the following tuition fees: N111,000 for first-year students, N91,500 for returning students, and N114,000 for final-year students enrolled in non-science courses.

They also have third-party dues of N36,500, N21,500, and N21,500 to pay, respectively.

In a similar vein, the cost of scientific courses was raised to N155,000 for first-year students, N125,000 for returning students, and N148,000 for final-year students.

They also have N38,500, N21,500, and N21,500 to pay as third-party dues, respectively.

According to NAN, before the increase, the average student’s tuition was N64,050 for first-year students, N52,050 for final-year students, and N49,500 for returning students, depending on the department.

The management stated that maintaining the academic quality for students and the current economic conditions required the increase.