Ogun reduces school fees in all tertiary institutions

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday announced the reduction of school fees in all its tertiary institutions.

This was made known at a press conference addressed by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, at the Governor’s Office Press Centre in Abeokuta.

Mr. Odubela, accompanied by the Commissioner of Information, Yusuph Olaniyonu, explained that in the new school fees regime, which will take effect from the 2014/2015 academic session, students will pay up to 61 per cent less than they are currently paying. He said some students will pay as low as N29,700.

He said the reduction was arrived at after extensive deliberation between the government, leadership of the various Students’ Unions and heads of the institutions.

The commissioner also announced the abolishment the indigene/non-indigene dichotomy, saying students offering the same course, at the same level will pay the same fees.

The Commissioner said that medical students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU,, who are currently paying N301,610 will now pay N176,596, representing a 41.4 per cent reduction.

Students of the Faculty of Arts in the same university will be paying N81,112 instead of the current fee of N126,540, a 35.9 per cent reduction.

In the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, the school fees has been reduced from N71,300 to N40,000 for Higher National Diploma, HND, while the Ordinary National Diploma, OND, students will now pay N22,300.
Students of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, will enjoy a reduction from N103,435 for the first year students to N75,000, representing 27.5 per cent reduction, while returning students who are paying N93,465 will now pay N65,000, representing 30.4 per cent reduction.

Higher National Diploma, HND, students of Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, who are currently paying N118,000 will now pay N46,000, a reduction of 61 per cent.

The reduction of fees will also apply to the other three Institutes of Technology owned by the state government.

The Commissioner said the state government donated 13 buses to the Students’ Unions of all State and Federal Institutions in the state, including the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ogun State Chapter.

He assured that government would always protect the interest of the students as they are future leaders of the nation.

The slash in school fees by the Ibikunle Amosun led Ogun State government is coming barely a week after his Lagos State counterpart, Babatunde Fashola, announced a reversal of the hike in tuition fees for the Lagos State University, LASU.


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  • A.K.SAMSON

    Events! Fellow Nigerians! Events!. No miraculous exclamation as to wonders happening or about to happen. No special prayer warriors need go over drive. You hit them where it hurts most. That is what achieved the reduction in your tertiary fees. As usual, Ekiti led the way.Very suddenly,they found the reverse gear to the ever rising school fees. Did I hear that the Shomolu mechanics fixed it for LASU?
    Loo! Politicians do take note when their daily bread is manifestly threatened. Events ! dear Boy! Events! Well done Chaps, now they know that Power lies with the governed. Good development.

    • Oracle

      OGUN STATE STUDENTS,BE APPRECIATIVE

      Please, I need to be educated on this if Senator Ibikunle Amosu SIA was the one that increased the tuition fee to that level?
      If yes, he has done something and more still need to be done.
      However, if he was not the one that increased it at initial stage but bold enough to slash it a bit, you people need to be grateful for the little done and POLITELY ask for more not in this way of hooliganism that you people are doing it.
      Going by your comment, LASU asked for reduction in the tuition fee from BRF administration and got it but NEVER Vandalized government properties.That show they are more enlightened and educated than some touts in some of the Ogun state tertiary institutions that have resolved into vandalism.
      I must tell you, I was part of the team that protested for the reduction of UNIOSUN tuition fee when Aregbesola came in, we asked for reduction, protested, block road linking state capital to nearby Town, Ibokun through OSBC and NEVER Vandalized anything.
      He listened to us and set up committee which later favor both the Indigen and non-indigen.I was paying roughly 200,000 and reduced it to 100,000, is that not good enough? was he the one that inflated it in the first place? if he refused to slash it, what would student do? This is to negate that Ekiti issue(STOMACH INFRASTRUCTURE) is responsible for the reduction in tuition fee. what of Imo state tertiary institution, was Ekiti that is also responsible for reduction is some years back? Even when students of Osun state protested non payment of bursary, they never vandalized.

      Where were OGUN student unions/ERC when Gbenga Daniel was in government? could you do this (protest and vandalism)in OGD era without smelling pepper? The adage says, a man with one eye will never thank God until he loses both.I tell you, ERC, if you refused to vote him, he is coming back second term in office.

      It is high time we embraced peace and dialogue with government to do more.Let us ask for what we want with maturity. I wish you all the best.

      Adebisi-shittu Aderanti.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Well, well, well!

    Guess we have to thank the Ekiti voters after all.

    It appears they have made the fear of voters, the beginning of wisdom for APC politicians. We wait to see what impact this would have on PDP politicians.

    Is there any other way we can get them to do more than cut astronomical school fees?

  • wale junaid

    What a deception again by Governor Amosun? Our people are WISER…