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“N12M in a year, so expensive” – School fees of late Herbert Wigwe University surface online as full academic activities kickstart in August

Herbert Wigwe University will open its doors to welcome its inaugural set of students soon.

Established by the late former Access Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, the university is committed to delivering a world-class education aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the future.

Wigwe tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, Chizoba, and son, Chizzy, in California on February 9, 2024.

Situated in Isiokpo, Rivers State, the university will provide a wide array of programs across four primary colleges: the College of Management and Social Sciences, the College of Art, the College of Science and Computing, and the College of Engineering.

The fees to study in any of these colleges are reported to be quite high.

When the school officially opens, it is anticipated to be the most expensive university in the country.

A check on the school’s website reveals that the least expensive college is Arts, with a total fee of N9.6 million.

Students enrolled in courses within the College of Engineering, College of Management and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Computing will each pay a total fee of ₦11,998,800.

The fees encompass tuition, books, laboratory supplies and consumables, personal protective equipment, project lab resources, e-learning resources, health insurance, student membership in professional associations, student activities, and facilities maintenance.

Additional charges for accommodation include.  the luxury single bedroom apartment plan- ₦1,000,000 / per month; premium one en-suite bedroom plan – ₦3,845,000  per session; classic one plan – ₦3,707,000 / per session and classic two plan – ₦3,500,000 / per session.

The fees can be paid in two installments per session.

The university management, in justifying its decision to charge fees in dollars, recently clarified that domestic students would pay their fees in naira, while international students could opt for the dollar payment option.

They emphasized that this decision was strategic and aligned with their vision to attract a diverse and international student body.

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