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UNICAL suspends hike fees after Students Protests

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) management has halted the collection of school fees in response to a peaceful demonstration by its students in Calabar.

According to a statement from the university’s spokesperson, Effiong Eyo, the registrar, Mr. Gabriel Egbe, issued the directive following protests against the recent changes in undergraduate tuition fees.

In the statement, “The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar has directed that the payment of school charges by undergraduates of the institution be put on hold until further notice.’’

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It disclosed that the “directive is coming on the heels of a protest embarked upon by students of the institution over the recent adjustment in undergraduate school charges.

The registrar said the institution’s management is a listening administration and has accordingly assured the students and critical stakeholders that appropriate arrangements have been put in place through constructive engagements with the students to resolve the matter.

“Management however commended the students for the mature, reasonable, and civilized manner exhibited towards resolving the matter.” 

It should be recalled that the reports of the fee hike came out earlier today, and the students immediately protested against it.

 

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