By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, has announced a 25 percent cut in the tuition fees of students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
Makinde, who made the announcement on Tuesday during a parley with the students in Ogbomoso, added that the reduction would cut across all students irrespective of their statuses and state of origin.
The cheering news was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, who quoted Makinde as saying that he was thankful to the students for according him a warm reception despite the impromptu nature of his visit.
“I am glad to be back among you. After the 2019 election, I should have returned to say thank you to you but I didn’t want to come until I fulfill what I promised you, which is the sole ownership of LAUTECH by Oyo State. “Let me tell you, the LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the entire South-West. 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,” Makinde said