Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, took to the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to protest the increased school fees of the institution.
The management of LAUTECH who increased the school fees from N75,000 to N250,000, said it will take effect from the 2018/2019 Academic Session. The notice reads;
NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS ON PAYMENT OF NEW TUITION FEES WITH EFFECT FROM 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION
Notice is hereby given to all students of the University that new regime of tuition fees with effect from2018/2019 Academic Session is as follow:
1. Indigenes of the Owner-States (Oyo and Osun) – N200, 000.00 (Two hundred thousand Naira) per session.
2. Non-Indigenes –N250, 000.00 (Two hundred and fifty thousand Naira) per session.
Please note that the resumption date for the Harmattan Semester of the 2018/2019 Academic Session remains Monday, October 29, 2018.
J. A. Agboola
The protesting students, who are armed with placards with various inscription rejecting the hike are mainly from the College of Health Sciences of the university located in Osogbo. LAUTECH is jointly owned by the governments of Oyo and Osun States.The student said the new fee regime of between N200,000 and N250, 000 per student was unacceptable, describing it as a manifestation of the insensitivity of the governments of the two states.