According to report reaching News Men, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, announced the 25 per cent reduction in the tuition fees payable by students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
The governor, who made the announcement during an unscheduled visit to the institution in Ogbomoso, said that the reduction would cut across all students irrespective of their statuses.
He also stated that he was happy to fulfill the promise of securing the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo State.
The governor said: “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. 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 said: “Again, if you remember, during my electioneering campaign in 2019, I promised you that we will fix UUnder-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.”