Information reaching us from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho suggests that the  University is about to join the list of Nigerian Universities whose Tuition fee is over N200,000 (Two hundred thousand Naira) as the management of the institution is planning to increase the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic session. The newly proposed school fee arrangement states that incoming 100 level students to the 400 level students of the 2018/2019 academic session will now have to pay between N200,000 (Two hundred thousand Naira) the to N300,000 (Three hundred thousand Naira).

This new school fee arrangement has over 300 per cent increase for students whose tuition fee is presently N65,500 (Sixty five thousand, five hundred Naira) while the present 100 level students whose tuition fee is presently between N120,000 (One hundred and twenty thousand Naira) to 150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand Naira.

It will be recalled that the school management recently increased the tuition fee from N65,500 (Sixty five thousand, five hundred Naira) and N72,500 (Seventy two thousand, five hundred Naira) for the 2017/2018 academic session. Though the last school fee increment only affected the newly admitted 100 level students and DE students, this new school fee increment seems like an outrageous decision and an overreaction on the path of the university management.

When some students of the school were contacted to confirm the truth behind this newly proposed school fee arrangement, a 300 level student of Civil Engineering who chose to remain anonymous explained that an internal memorandum which showed the new school fee arrangement was leaked yesterday evening and it has since been in circulation. The student also explained that the memorandum was duly signed by the Registrar of the University hence, questioning the authenticity and credibility of the memorandum is pointless as it looks genuine as it is quite possible.

The leaked memorandum

Another student that was contacted showed his disappointment in the way the financial crisis of the school is being handled. In his words, he stated that LAUTECH has truly been undergoing difficult times as both State governments in charge of the school have both abandon their responsibilities and duties to the school hence, the school has been paying salaries and maintaining projects strictly with revenue generated within the school. He, however, lamented that students and guardians should not be made to suffer the repercussion of bad government as all students in the school presently have had to endure several strike action and short semesters to meet up with the school calendar.

The school management is yet to officially release any statement concerning this issue. Check back on for more updates.

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