The management of University of Calabar has announced an increase in the university’s tuition fees for undergraduates by over 100 per cent.
The announcement was made in a recent statement made available to newsmen.
In the statement, the University said the upward review of the fees was decided on during an emergency meeting of the university’s Senate on Friday.
The statement revealed that the implementation of the upward review will take effect in the 2022–2023 and 2023–2024 academic sessions.
By implication, freshers, returning students, and final-year students studying non-science courses will pay N111,000, N91,500, and N114,000, respectively.
They will also pay N36,500, N21,500, and N21,500, respectively, as third-party dues.
In the same vein, fees for science courses were increased to N155,000, N125,000, and N148,000 for freshers, returning students, and final-year students respectively.
They will also pay N38,500, N21,500, and N21,500, respectively, as third-party dues.
Before the increment, the average fee for students depending on the department, were N64,050 for freshers, N52,050 for final-year students, and N49,500 for returning students.
The management noted that the increment was necessitated by the current economic realities and the need to maintain the academic standard the university is known for.