Makinde Slashes LAUTECH School Fee By 25 Percent

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has announced 25 per cent reduction in school fees for students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

Makinde made the announcement on Tuesday during a brief interaction with the students at the school auditorium in Ogbomosho.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that hitherto, students of Oyo state origin paid N140,000 while non indigene paid N170, 000.

Makinde, while making the announcement, said the 25 per cent reduction cut across board.

He asserted that though LAUTECH tuition fees was the lowest among state-owned universities in the country, “but I have approved your demand on the tuition fees reduction.”

The governor further promised to prioritise needs of the institution to enhance smooth academic programme in the school, saying that “never again will a four-year programme turn to eight-year programme in the school.”

He explained that his administration awarded and completed the Under-G road at the 2nd Gate of the institution to curb unpleasant incidents happening on the expressway at the school’s main gate.

He urged the students to be dedicated to their studies and shun vices capable of sabotaging government’s efforts to make the school soar.

Earlier, the Caretaker Chairman of the LAUTECH Students Union, Mr Olabisi Olamide. lauded Makinde for his passion for the institution, saying his uncommon love for the school prompted his efforts and subsequent sole ownership of the institution by Oyo state.

Olamide requested the governor to reduce the school tuition fees and called for introduction of more courses in the school academic programme “now that the school has been converted to conventional university.”