Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday announced 25 percent reduction in the tuition fees payable by students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Announcing the reduction during an unscheduled visit to the LAUTECH campus in Ogbomoso, the governor hinted that the reduction would cut across all students irrespective of their status.
Commending the students for the warm reception despite the impromptu nature of his visit, Gov Makinde expressed happiness for fulfilling the promise of securing the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo state.
“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. I am still coming back to spend the night here and we will really celebrate then but I can leave you with a parting gift for today”, he said
The governor added, “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 board; whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even new students. There will be a reduction of 25 per cent across board.”
He stressed further that part of his electioneering campaign was to fix Under-G/ Stadium road with street light so as to prevent students from being molested, robbed and killed by miscreants and that the road has been completed and is now being used by residents and students.
Governor Makinde said, ” stated that from now on, a four-year programme in LAUTECH will not be turned to eight years again”, saying, ” again, if you remember, during my electioneering campaign in 2019, I promised you that we will fix Under-Stadium road so that none of our students will get killed on the main road.”
“Now, the road is fixed and you have the street light installed. The securing of the sole ownership of the University means never again will a four-year programme turn into an 8-year programme in LAUTECH.”