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Wigwe University’s hefty tuition fees spark online debate

Wigwe University is trending because the scenic tertiary institution, founded by the late Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, will start taking applications this summer.

According to its website, “Wigwe University launches in 129 days.” That is around August.

The school is reportedly founded with the expectations that it will attain the Ivy League standard.

However, focus is also on its pricey tuition, which many netizens can hardly wrap their heads around.

A Twitterati, Alex Onyia, set the ball rolling for the discussions via his verified X handle @winexviv. He had tweeted: “Wigwe University will officially open it’s doors to the public from August. The faculty members will be resuming fully on campus in July. The school so far is the most beautiful University Campus in Nigeria. The school is designed to be the first Ivy-League standard University from Africa. I love what I’m seeing.”

The school had earlier tweeted via its official X handle @WigweUniversity: “At Wigwe University, our teaching design is more than a theoretical approach, we focus on practical life skills and knowledge so that each student who walks through our doors will walk out our doors to become a game changer in any industry that he/she finds herself in.”

Onyia also provided link to the tuition payable per session:

  • College of Arts: ₦9,600,000
  • College of Engineering: ₦11,998,800
  • College of Management and Social Sciences: ₦11,998,800
  • College of Science and Computing: ₦11,998,800

Additional charges — Accommodation fee:

  • Luxury Single Bedroom Apartment Plan ₦1,000,000/Per Month
  • Premium One En-Suite Bedroom Plan ₦3,845,000/Per Session
  • Classic 1 Plan ₦3,707,000 / Per Session
  • Classic 2 Plan ₦3,500,000 / Per Session

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