The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on Friday announced the reduction of the tuition fees for the students of the University.
It will be recalled that the management of the school announced that the new tuition fees for all students of the school (new and returning students) are N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) and N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) for Indigenes and Non-indigenes respectively.
This resulted in several criticisms from students, parents and other stakeholders. While students of the University also took the streets of Ogbomosho where the University is located, Osogbo which is the capital of Osun State and Ibadan which is the capital of Oyo State being the two owner states of the University.
Students of the University also took to various social media platforms to express their opinion and their disapproval of the new school fee arrangement.
Weeks after all these, the school management through a mail addressed to students on Friday from the office of the Registrar, Jacob Agboola, said the school fees had been reviewed downward.
Based on the new tuition fees arrangement, indigenes are now to pay N140,000 per session, while non-indigenes, on the other hand, would pay N170,000.
Below is an extract of the mail sent by the University;
“This is to inform all students that after an extensive and exhaustive consultations with stakeholders, the Governing Council has magnanimously directed that the tuition fees payable by all students with effect from the 2018/2019 Academic Session be reviewed as follow:
“Indigenes of the Owner-States of Oyo and Osun (100-500-Level ): N140,000.00 per session.
“Non-indigenes (100-500-Level) : N170,000.00 per session.
“Please note that the resumption date for the 2018/2019 Harmattan Semester remains Monday, October 29, 2018”.
However, even with the reduction, the tuition fees are still being hiked with over a hundred percent when compared to the N65,000 and N72,000 tuition fees which the students were paying previously.