University of Calabar Puts New Fees on Hold Following Student Protests

University of Calabar has now halted New Fees increase in Response to Student Protests

University of Calabar Puts New Fees on Hold Following Student Protests

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has put a hold on the new fees introduced by the institution until further notice. This directive was issued in a statement by the university’s Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, on Monday.

The decision came in response to a massive protest by students that disrupted academic and official activities in the institution. The Vice-Chancellor acknowledged the protest and commended the students for their mature, reasonable, and civilized manner of resolving the matter.

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The new fee structure, now on hold, had stipulated that freshers, returning, and final-year students for non-science courses would pay N111,000, N91,500 and N114,000, respectively. They were also to pay N36,500, N21,500 and N21,500 as third party’s dues. Similarly, charges for the science courses were increased to N155,000, N125,000 and N148,000, respectively, for freshers, returning students and final year students. This category of students were also to pay N38,500, N21,500 and N21,500, respectively, as third party’s dues.

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Before the adjustment, an average student, depending on the department, paid N64,050 as fresher, N52,050 as final year and N49,500 as returnee. The management assured the students that appropriate arrangements have been put in place through constructive engagements with the students to resolve the matter.