The Ondo state government has debunked claims of an alleged plan to increase the tuition of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko from N40, 000 to N200, 0000.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Yemi Olowolabi, who spoke while reacting to the students’ protest in Akure on Monday, however stated that the tuition paid in the state-owned institutions were no longer sustainable.
Olowolabi assured that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu will not allow any governing board of the institutions to force outrageous fees on the students.
The government also declared its readiness to pay tertiary institutions’ students of the state origin their outstanding bursary and scholarship this year.
Olowolabi explained that funds meant to settle the student’s bursary and scholarship have already been provided in this year’s budget.
The government spokesperson dismissed insinuations that the present administration in the state was engaging in anti-people education policies.