N12M for a year? Are the students going on vacation? Herbert Wigwe's University tuition fees creates buzz online

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Jun 1, 2023

Wigwe University, founded by late Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, is set to open its doors to the first set of students in August 2024. The institution of learning located in Isiokpo, Rivers State has sparked reactions online after the tuition fees surfaced online yesterday.

Recall that the founder, Herbert Wigwe, alongside his wife, Chizoba, and their son, Chizzy, lost their lives in a helicopter crash in February 2024. Before his demise, Herbert Wigwe promised that his university would be Ivy League standard.

The university has four colleges; College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Science and Computing, College of Art, and College of Engineering. All these colleges except the College of Art offer a tuition fee of N11,998,800. The College of Art offers a tuition fee of N9.6M excluding accommodation.

The school's accommodation comes in different plans. The luxury single-bedroom apartment plan is N1,000,000 per month. The premium en-suite bedroom plan is for N3,845,000 per session. Students who subscribe to the Classic 1 Plan will pay a sum of N3,707,000 per session while those on the Classic 2 Plan will pay N3,500,000 per session.

This has created deep controversy online as netizens expressed their thoughts on the exorbitant fees. See some reactions below:

@OlalekanOjo_ said, "These figures look like the accountant was playing with the calculator"
@AimThaMachine_ said, "If I pay 12m naira for school fees, that's 48m school fees in 4 years aside the other miscellaneous wey go make reach 60m, they better guarantee me CBN job of 100m per month or we go but everything down o. Ah! Omo!"
@JOMAL_5 said, "12 million to read mass comm is crazy"
@fat2fityouu said, "We aren't the target audience obviously. Na for Yahaya Bello kids and co"