Citizen’s Solution Network Condemns Hike In UNICAL School Charges, Calls On FG To Interven

Citizens’ Solution Network’s Press Release on University of Calabar demonic Fee Hike

4th December, 2023 | 15.30pm

We are in receipt of the University of Calabar’s Management documents showing the new hike in fee that took the fees of the University between N110,000 and N155,000 for fresh and old students cutting across medical, science and non science courses.

While we received this information with intense displeasure knowing that have been directives from the Federal Ministry of Education and The Presidency few months ago that had declared new fee hike illegal and as something that won’t happened in tertiary educational institutions.

Today, that memo containing the directives have be flagged down and the Management of University of Calabar has gone ahead with the unbearable and unacceptable hike in fee charges.

Citizens’ Solution Network condemns this hike in the strongest terms and reject it completely. We are seizing this moment to ask the Nigerian President and the Minister of Education to reverse this hike in school fee through clear directive to the Vice Chancellor and Management of University of Calabar, as well as to all tertiary institution Management and their VCs and Provosts.

Nigeria currently represents 15% of the global population of all out of school children and the statistics need not get any worse. We presume the President is against fee hike, hence we ask that the hike be reversed.

Nigerians are suffering extremely as due to the fuel subsidy removal as admitted by the President on the 4th paragraph of his 2024 Budget Presentation Speech at the National Assembly recently, additional burden in form of fee hike will only make an already dire national situation worst.

The country needs not push its youthful population outside of the four walls of the university, and into an arm struggle that may cost the nation unprecedented setbacks and national security.

In the absence of a listening government, an alternative pathway for arm struggle may become more attractive as a corrective step, and nobody is certain that public arms in the care of the military and police, won’t end up in the hands of citizens who have had enough and feel they have been abandoned while their natural resources are been exploited by an insensitive government.

We ask that urgent and immediate steps be taken to end this hike in fees.


Richard F Inoyo,
Country Director,
Citizens’ Solution Network


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