Henceforth, all students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) will enjoy a whooping 25% slash in tuition fees.
TrillerTunes reports that the development came to be after Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, visited the institution.
Makinde who visited Ogbomoso unannounced today, assured students of the prestigious varsity that uncalled strikes will be a thing of the past at the institution. He reiterates that the tuition fee reduction applies to all students irrespective of their statuses.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde as saying that he was thankful to the students for according him warm reception despite the impromptu nature of his visit.
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 the board; whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even new students. There will be a reduction of 25 per cent across the board.”
Makinde explained 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.
He added that the road has been completed and is now being used by residents and students.
The governor stated that from now on, a four-year programme in LAUTECH will not be turned to eight years again.
He said: “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.”