By Ola Ajayi,
IN order to fulfill his electioneering campaign promise of cutting down school fees to affordable level, Governor Abiola Ajimobi Monday ordered a 50 per cent reduction of school fees paid by students of tertiary institutions in the state.
The reduction of fees in the institutions which will take effect as from next session was announced at a meeting with heads of all tertiary institutions in the state.
The meeting, according to the governor’s Senior Special Adviser on Public Communication, Dr. Festus Adedayo was called so as to deliberate on reduction of school fees for all tertiary institutions in the state.
It would be recalled that the former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, had increased fees payable in all tertiary institutions in the state by a 100 per cent before his departure.
The governor said the directive was borne out of his concern for the welfare of students in the institutions and in fulfillment of his electoral promise to the people.
The governor recalled that he had promised that he would reduce tuition fees in tertiary institutions in the state as a way of addressing the challenges faced by students in the state .
“We have always been committed to improving the welfare of students in the state,” the governor said.
The governor called on the students to reciprocate the gesture of the government by ensuring peace and tranquility in the institutions in the state.
The statement said that the reduction in the fees of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) will however take effect after consultation with the Osun State government.
Governor Ajimobi also promised to undertake further actions in the near future to improve the welfare of students in the state, stating that as leaders of tomorrow, the government has a responsibility to ensure that the students enjoy conducive environment for learning.