Akeredolu wants tuition in Ondo increased, says
current fees “can only buy shoe”
Ondo governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has
declared that the tuition fees paid in some of the
state-owned tertiary institutions can only
purchase a pair of shoe and not enough to
He urged the new Governing Boards of the four
institutions in the state to improve funding in the
schools through increment in tuition fee and
The Governor, who spoke on Tuesday at the
inauguration of the boards, said the current
tuition fees were not realistic and could not even
maintain water supply in the schools.
The governor charged members of the institutions
Governing boards not to entertain any fear,
adding that they should be bold to make
Akeredolu said: “The education of our people is
important to us. It is not easy to govern
“What we pay as tution 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.”
A lawyer and right activist, Dr. Tunji Abayomi 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 also inaugurated as the Chairman
of the state Local Government Service