The Management of the University of Calabar (UniCal) has announced increase in the university’s tuition fees for undergraduates by over 100 percent.
In the statement by the institution’s spokesman, Mr Effiong Eyo, it 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 takes effect from the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.
BRANDPOWER reports that with the increment, freshers, returning students and the 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.
Simirlarly, fees for science courses were increased to N155,000, N125,000 and N148,000 respectively for freshers, returning students and final year students.
In a likewise manner, they are also to pay N38,500, N21,500 and N21,500 respectively as third party dues.
BRANDPOWER reports that before the increment, tuition fees for an average student, depending on the department, was N64, 050 for freshers, N52,050 for final year and N49,500 for the returning students.
The management noted that the increment was necessitated by the current economic reaities and the need to maintain the academic standard which the university was known for.
However, a statement on the university’s website stated that “The University of Calabar has announced the approval of a slight adjustment in School Charges for all undergraduates of the institution.
“The Registrar of the University of Calabar, Mr Gabriel Egbe in a release said the decision to effect the slight upward review was taken at an emergency meeting of the University of Calabar Senate held on Friday, December 1, 2023.
“The release disclosed that the implementation of the upward review takes effect from the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions”
The release further stated that approval of the decision of the apex academic organ of the institution was necessitated by the current economic realities and the need to maintain the academic standard which the University is known for.
The Registrar called on students to take note of the new charges and to commence registration using the new template which has been uploaded on the University payment portal.
The fee portal links are https://portal.unical.edu.ng for 100L and 200L students , myunical.edu.ng for 400L students and above while 300L students are to pay using the same payment portal of last session.
According to the University Scribe, Management has put all arrangements in place to ensure seamless payment as well as registration of courses.