The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has finally reviewed downward the increments in students’ fees it announced recently. This followed several criticisms from students, parents and other stakeholders. The institution had through a statement announced that indigenes of Oyo and Osun states were to pay two hundred thousand naira while non-indigenes will pay two hundred and fifty thousand from the 2018/2019 session.
The university through a mail addressed to students on Friday from the office of the Registrar, Jacob Agboola, however said after an extensive and exhaustive consultations with stakeholders, the Governing Council has magnanimously reviewed the fees downward.
While indigenes are now to pay one hundred and forty thousand naira per session, non-indigenes on the other hand would pay one hundred and seventy thousand naira. The institution also announced that the resumption date for the 2018/2019 Harmattan Semester remains Monday, October twenty-ninth, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Osun and Oyo State Governments have distanced themselves from the increase in tuition fees of the institution co-owned by the two states.
The two commissioners of information, Adelani Baderinwa of Osun and Toye Arulogun of Oyo who spoke in separate interviews, said the institution has its governing council and so the state has no influence on the decision of the council.