LAUTECH Reduces Student Fees Again
The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and the students union have agreed on new tuition fees following a downward review of the fees announced last week.
Officials of the university and students’ union leaders told newsmen on telephone the latest review followed a meeting involving them and other stakeholders on Friday.
“We are done with the meeting,” the Students’ Union President, Abiodun Oluwaseyi, stated in a text message he sent to newsmen Friday evening.
According to Oluseun, “300-500 level students will now pay N90,000 for indigenes and N100,000 for non-indigenes. The 200 level will remain N120,000 and N150,000 for indigenes and non-indigenes respectively and incoming 100 level indigenes will pay N140,000 while their non indigenes counterpart will pay N170,000.”
Newsmen reported how the university had in July announced that students who are indigenes of Oyo and Osun states would pay N200,000 while others would pay N250,000 from the 2018/19 session.
The announcement led to wild protests by groups of the students in Ogbomoso and Osogbo where the university has campuses.
Apparently influenced by these protests, the university through a mail to the students last week Friday from the office of the Registrar, Jacob Agboola, said the increment had been reviewed downward.
According to the mail, indigenes would pay N140,000 per session while others would pay N170,000.
But some students who spoke with newsmen then condemned the fees regime and the students’ union also threatened to sue the school.