The Oyo State government has stepped in to help Ladoke Akintola University of Technology parents and students (LAUTECH).
The government has promised a 25% cut in student tuition. Governor Seyi Makinde announced this on Tuesday during a visit to the institution’s students.
Makinde stated that the reduction was made despite the fact that LAUTECH’s tuition was the lowest in the South-West.
We visited the LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, this afternoon. I assured the students that now that we have secured sole ownership, the university would no longer experience incessant strikes. I also announced a reduction of school fees for all students by 25%. pic.twitter.com/zmobcQsVCm
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) June 1, 2021
The Governor went on to emphasize that the cuts would be made uniformly. He said that he had maintained his electoral promises to students, claiming that he had installed street lights on Under G Road to prevent students from being harassed, robbed, or killed, and that he had handed Oyo state sole ownership of LAUTECH.
“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 per cent across board,” he stated