Did Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state reduce the tuition fees at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso? The claim was made by two popular social media users, both on Facebook and Twitter.
A Facebook group called PDP Social Media Observer Group posted on September 10 that Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State governor, reduced the tuition fee of LAUTECH to N65,000.
The group wrote: “Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reduced the tuition fee of LAUTECH from N250,000 to N65,000.
It described that as what “a governor should be”.
Earlier on September 6, a similar claim was made on Twitter.
Oladele Dada who posted the information was funded by United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to study Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue course at the Athabasca University, Canada which he completed in 2015.
Seyi Makinde reduced Lautech school fee to 65K. wow.
Is this man a Nigerian? pic.twitter.com/qwyKQ81G5s
— Ọládélé Dàda (@realoladele) September 6, 2019
He had a total follower of 6,369 people as at the time of writing this report
“The school belongs to two states. How can one of them now announce that it has cut the school fees when there are two owners,” he said.
LAUTECH is jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states.
“We’ve signed for workers’ payments but since it’s owned by both Osun and Oyo states, unfortunately, Osun State has not paid. This cannot continue.
Fadeyi Lekan, spokesperson of the institution, said the school has not received any directive to the effect of reviewing of the tuition fees in 2019. He added that the last time it was reviewed was 2018.
“We have not received such a directive,” said Lekan.
“The indigenes pay N140,000, N120,000 and N90,000 in their 100, 200 and 300-500 levels respectively.
“Non-indigenes pay N170,000, N150,000 and N100,000 in their 100, 200, and 300-500 levels in that order,” he said.
*Originally reported by icirnigeria.org