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UNICAL students protests over recent 100% increment in school fees

Cusory: A number of University of Calabar (UNICAL) students demonstrated against the university administration’s decision to raise tuition fee.

On Monday, December 4, a number of University of Calabar (UNICAL) students demonstrated against the management’s increase in the tuition charge. Students at the institution became enraged by the 100% increase in school fees, and they took to the campus carrying placards. The University of Calabar declared that the increase was required due to Nigeria’s present economic conditions. The students demonstrated against the university administration’s decision to raise tuition fee.

The increased tuition for new students, returning students, and final-year students in non-science program is as follows N111,000, N91,500, and N114,000, respectively, according to Daily Trust.

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In addition, science courses price increased to N155,000, N125,000, and N148,000, plus N38,500, N21,500, and N21,500 in additional third-party dues for each category.

Due to UNICAL’s rise in tuition by a whopping 100%, some of the student-made banners saying things like, “This is a federal university, not a business center,” “UNICAL VC, stop forcing girls into prostitution,” and “Florence Obia, UNICAL is not a private university, which one is slight increment? say no to billing,” among other things.

Depending on the department, the average student’s tuition was N64,050 for first-years, N52,050 for final years and N49,500 for returning students.On Monday, December 4, the school became a trending topic on X (formerly Twitter) due to the students’ protest.

Why we raised the tuition at UNICAL

The Nigerian university’s administration claimed that the rise was required due to the country’s current economic situation as well as the university’s reputation for high academic standards. According to reports, UNICAL is one of the first universities in Nigeria to automate the registration process for students using the college portal.

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