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Osun Govt Denies ‘Increase In Tuition Fees’

Osun Govt Denies ‘Increase In Tuition Fees’

The Osun State Government has denied any increment in the Tuition of Tertiary Institutions owned by the State.

The Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State administration has denied an increase in tuition fees of state-owned tertiary institutions.

The State Government made its position known on Monday through a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa.

Recall that a social group tagged ‘ORA’ had earlier begged the Osun House of Assembly to Intervene in the reported 140% Increment in the Tuition of UNIOSUN.

However, Baderinwa asserted that the Aregbesola government has not authorized any increment in the tuition. He explained that only ancillary fees were increased by institutions’ authorities “based on some consideration”.

He said: “As at today, the tuition fees of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree and the College of Technology, Esa-Oke remain N25,000 while that of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa and Ila-Orangun is still N20,000.

“It is pertinent to remind the people that the Aregbesola government, at its inception and without being persuaded in 2011 reduced the tuition fees of all the state-owned tertiary institutions from N45,000 to N25,000. Since the reduction in 2011, the government has not put a penny on the tuition fees.

“Government wishes to state that the managements of the tertiary institutions are at liberty to fix extraneous fees and are responsible for its regulations; it insists that tuition fees are yet to be increased.

“Government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola reiterates its commitment to promoting functional and affordable education, the manifestation of which is the improvement in the standard of education in the state.”

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