Makinde made the announcement in Ogbomoso on Tuesday during an unscheduled visit to the university, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa.
The governor was quoted as saying that the reduction would cut across all students irrespective of their statuses, levels and whether indigenes or non-indigenes.
Governor Makinde also stated that he was happy to fulfill the promise of securing the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo State.
“I am glad to be back among you. After the 2019 election, I should have returned to say thank you to 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,” he said.
“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, the LAUTECH fee is still the lowest in the entire South-West. Having said that, I will reduce your fee across board; whether indigenes or non-indigenes, even new students. There will be a reduction of 25 per cent across board.”
“Again, if you remember, during my electioneering campaign in 2019, I promised you that we will fix UUnder-Stadium road so that none of our students will get killed on the main road. Now, the road is fixed and you have the street light installed.
“The securing of the sole ownership of the University means never again will a four-year programme turn into an 8-year programme in LAUTECH.”
The governor, who equally spoke at the commissioning of the High Dependency Unit of the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, said that his administration would construct a befitting flyover in Ogbomoso.
He also reassured the re-engaged 170 staff of the Teaching Hospital who were relieved of their employment by the previous administration that the current government will pay their five months salary arrears.
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This comes six months after Governor Makinde and Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola finally agreed to cancel the joint ownership of LAUTECH and Ladoke Akintola College of Health.