‘We want an immediate downward review of LAUTECH tuition fees’ - ASUU

‘We want an immediate downward review of LAUTECH tuition fees’ - ASUU

The Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) has referred to as for the fast downward review of excessive tuition charges being paid on the Ladoke Akintola College of Know-how (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State.  

Theophilus Lagi, the ASUU Abuja Zone Coordinator, made the decision whereas addressing newsmen in Gwagwalada, Abuja on Monday. LAUTECH is co-owned by each Oyo and Osun State Governments. Lagi stated that the establishment had, in latest occasions, been tied with disaster over default to pay subvention and 10 months excellent promotion areas to ASUU members.  

He described the quantity being paid as tuition charges in LAUTECH as alarming including that it was not within the curiosity of each the scholars and fogeys.  “It’s unlucky {that a} public College like LAUTECH depends upon funds from IGR largely from excessive tuition charges and different hidden and indiscriminate prices.  

“One of the elemental issues within the College is funding, since 2013 there was complete neglect in phrases of funding by Oyo and Osun State Governments. We will proceed to withstand any try to jeopardise the tutorial improvement of Nigerian youths. We’re calling upon mother and father who’re made to pay outrageous tuition charges and college students who’re denied high quality schooling and made to check beneath hostile setting to stand up for what’s simply,” he stated.  

The coordinator additionally referred to as for the fast cost of 10 months excellent promotion arrears of its members on the college. He, nevertheless, urged the 2 governors to inject funds into the College to resuscitate the dilapidated infrastructures within the college.  

“The college owes members of workers 10 months’ wage and promotion arrears from 2013 to 2017. There isn’t a proof of any infrastructure improvement on the LAUTECH campus and but the scholars are made to pay outrageous tuition charges. The union attributes the disaster in LAUTECH to the joint possession of the college by the 2 states and the refusal by their governments to cede the college to just one state,” he stated.  

The coordinator referred to as on the Federal Authorities and well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the college authority to right away deal with the lingering points for peace and tranquility within the establishment.   


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