Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has declared that the amount paid by students in tertiary institutions in the state as tuition is too small to maintain them.
He described the tuition fee as an amount capable to purchase only a pair of shoe. Governor Akeredolu said this at the inauguration of the new Governing Boards of the state owned institutions on Tuesday.
He advised the new Governing Boards of the four institutions in the state to increase tuition fee and endowment funds inorder to improve funding in the schools. He said the current tuition fees are not realistic and could not even maintain water supply in the schools.
Akeredolu said: “The education of our people is important to us. It is not easy to govern uneducated people.
“What we pay as tuition can buy a pair of shoe. The council members should look at it critically and advise us right.
“There is no other place in South West where they pay meager tution. People don’t want to hear it but we will say it, we are elected to take decision, and that decision we will take.”
Dr. Tunji Abayomi, who is a lawyer and right activist, was inaugurated as the Chairman of / Pro Chancelor of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
Others are Dr. Tayo Fawehinmi, Pro-Chancellor/Chairman Ondo State University of Medical Science, Ondo, Prof. Akinbo Adesomoju, Pro-Chancellor /Chairman Ondo State University of Sciences and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) and Chief Banji Alabi as Chairman, Governing board of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO). Femi Idris was inaugurated as the Chairman of the state Local Government Service Commission.