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Governor Makinde slashes LAUTECH tuition fee by 25 percent

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has declared a 25 percent reduction in tution fees for students of Ladoke Akintola Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

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The Governor made this announcement on Tuesday, June 1, during a brief interaction with the atusents at the school auditorium in Ogbomosho.

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While making the announcement, the governor said the 25 percent reduction cut across the board. He noted that though LAUTECH tuition fees ess the lowest among state-owned universities in the country, “but I have approved your demand on the tuition fees reduction”.

The governor said:

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“I am glad to be back among you. After the 2019 election, I should have returned to say thank 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, LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the Southwest.

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Having said that, I will reduce your school fees across all board, whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even for new students. There will be a reduction of 25 per cent across the board”.

Makinde, who also spoke at the inauguration of the High Dependency Unit of the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, said his administration will build a befitting flyover in Ogbomosho.

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He also promised to re-engage 170 workers of the teaching hospital, who were relieved of their employment by the previous administration, saying his government will pay them 5-month salary in arrears.

 

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