igwe University, established by the late former CEO of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, is gearing up to welcome its inaugural batch of students. The university aims to provide top-tier education, preparing students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the future.

Tragically, Herbert Wigwe, along with his wife Chizoba and son Chizzy, lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California on February 9, 2024.

Situated in Isiokpo, Rivers State, the university will offer a wide array of programs through four major colleges: the College of Management and Social Sciences, the College of Arts, the College of Science and Computing, and the College of Engineering.

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However, attending Wigwe University comes at a considerable cost. It’s expected to be the most expensive university in the country.

According to the school’s website, the least expensive college is the College of Arts, with a total fee of N9.6 million.

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For students enrolled in the College of Engineering, College of Management and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Computing, the total fee is ₦11,998,800 each.

These fees cover various expenses, including tuition, books, laboratory supplies, personal protective equipment, project lab resources, e-learning resources, health insurance, student membership in professional associations, student activities, and facilities maintenance.

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Additionally, there are accommodation charges, which range from ₦1,000,000 per month for the luxury single bedroom apartment plan to ₦3,500,000 per session for the classic two-bedroom plan.

Students have the option to pay their fees in two installments per session.

The university management recently defended its decision to charge in dollars, stating that local students would pay in naira, while international students could opt for the dollar payment. This decision is part of a strategic move to attract a diverse and international student body.