Richard Ginika Izuora
Oyo State Government has reduced the school fees for student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
The State Governor Seyi Makinde announced a 25 per cent reduction for the students on Tuesday, June 1, during a brief interaction with the students at the school auditorium in Ogbomosho.
Makinde, said the 25 per cent reduction cut across board. Before then students of Oyo state origin paid N140,000 while non-indigene paid N170, 000.
He asserted that though the Institutions 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 promised to prioritise the needs of the institution to enhance a smooth academic programme in the school, saying that “never again will a four-year programme turn to an 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 the government’s efforts to make the school soar.
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 the introduction of more courses in the school academic programme; “now that the school has been converted to a conventional university.”
Makinde, also said that his administration would construct a flyover in Ogbomosho before the end of his tenure in 2023.
The Governor stated this while inaugurating the High Dependency Unit at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho.
He said the construction of the flyover would ease traffic jam that characterised the city centre.
He maintained that his administration would keep all promises made to the people of the state; “not only in the health care sector but in every sector.”