Hon. Dr Bode Ayorinde said he will review downward the high tuition fees being paid in the state’s tertiary institutions if elected the governor of Ondo state.
Ayorinde, a frontline aspirant contesting for the governorship seat of the state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated this in Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje council area while addressing party delegates ahead of the July primaries.
This is contained in a statement signed Olusegun Adebumiti, the Senior Media Aide to Hon. (Dr) ‘Bode Ayorinde.
The former federal lawmaker who has promised to industrialize the state if elected said the students in tertiary institutions of the state are angry because of the astronomical increase in their tuition fees.
“There is a clear difference between a state owned University and a private one, so I believe the tuition fees needs a review.
“As a proprietor of one of the frontline private Universities in the country, I can categorically tell you that the fees of our Nursing programme is below one million naira while we have other private schools charging over two million naira.
“So when we get there, we will ensure that the tuition fees in our various tertiary institutions are reviewed to cater for low income earners.
“Whatever I have achieved today is due to the education I had, so it is our hope that when we get to government we will be able to review the fees so that our young ones won’t be denied education”, he said.
Also at Ore the headquarters of Odigbo council area, Dr Ayorinde reiterated his commitment to establish one industry in each local government area of the state.
He also appealed to the delegates to choose right by voting for him to fly the flag of the PDP in the October governorship election.
At Ile Oluji, the headquarters of Ile Oluji/Okeigbo local government area, Dr Ayorinde reinforced his intention to contest for a single term of four years in order to complete the statutory eight years mandate due to the people of Ondo Northern senatorial district.