Yesterday, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State announced a 25 percent reduction in the tuition fee of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
While meeting with students of the institution on Tuesday, the governor made the promise during his visit to the town to commission the school’s teaching hospital’s High Dependency Unit.
He also promised to regularise the school’s academic calendar so that the four-year course offered by students would not be extended to an eight-year term due to strike.
The governor maintained that the reduction would cut across the board, adding that he made the move even though the LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the entire Southwest.
He stressed that he has fulfilled his electioneering campaign, having fixed the Under G road and actualized the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo state.
Makinde said: “Let me tell you, the LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the entire Southwest. Having said that, I will reduce your fee across the board; whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even new students. There will be a reduction of 25 percent across the board.”
“We will ensure your four-year course does not become an eight-year course as a result of many strikes. We will make sure your academic calendar is properly regularised, ” he vowed.