UNICAL students have remembered ex-SUG president, Comr Ekpo Tete as school management increases school fees.
By Eyo Nse,
Brainnews can confirm that the University of Calabar, UNICAL management has increased its school fees by 100% across all departments and faculties.
According to reports, this increment have also affected hostel fees increase by 100%, compulsory N6,000 for file jacket for certificate.
Students are set for massive protests, Brainnews can confirm that the said protest should commence on Monday, September 6, as the institute management urges students for peaceful protests.
In September 2020, UNICAL appointed Professor Florence Obi as its first female Vice Chancellor, VC.
Okom Livisco who took to Facebook to recalled the exemplary leadership of Ex-SUG President Comr Ekpo Tete wrote;
“We the Malabites and Malabresses miss you more at a time like this COMR EKPO TETE…
The Last Time UNICAL STUDENTS Protested was 2015. That year, UNICAL Student Went On Protest For Increment In School Fees, unconducive learning environment, poor hostel facilities and The Policy Of Paying School Fees In Full….
The Protest Was Led By The Then SUG President Comr. Ekpo Tete….
After The Protest, UNICAL Was Close Down for two weeks to Enable The Management Put Things In order, and the hostels were refurnished..…..
You are indeed a Leader…
Another Facebook user, Eze Justice Eze wrote;
“Is FG aware of this school fees increment? The answer is no for UniCal is Federal university not state own university.
I strongly believe that Unical school fees increment is not from the Federal Government directives because if FG ordered for it, other Federal schools Would be affected. Unical is not the only Federal school across the country.
Nonetheless, come to think of it, we are aware that 75% of UniCal’s students are not from rich family and these students fathoms how there parents suffered before sending money to used for fees payment. Even the normal school fees, many students haven’t paid for it, depending the year students are owing.
To be honest, the S.U.G is not helping matters at all! There were the ones that first debunked the news saying the school fees increment is a rumour: a lie from the pit of hell. And still the ones that comes out to say that we shouldn’t protest for the increment. Who does that? Are they for real? Are you sure these S.U.G are reasonable at all? No! They’re not!
I now strongly believe that, the S.U.G president is intentionally revenging for what students did to his GF (that’s how i reasoned it). Why would he just sit there and watch this happening? Do you want to tell me that, as a president, he has no right to object this school fees hike in favour of the students?