Senator Ademola Adeleke, Governor of Osun State, has approved the reversion of Osun State Polytechnic Iree’s school tuition to the original amount prior to the July 2022 Governorship election.
Tuition costs for new students were raised from N67,850 to N112,850 for students pursuing science-related programmes, while those pursuing management-related courses were requested to pay N97,300 instead of the initial N57,300.
The reversal was allowed after the institution’s student union leadership brought the increment to the notice of the government and requested that it be reversed.
Nevertheless, in a document dated December 15 and addressed to the school management by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Adelani A. Aderinola, it was directed to suspend the new fee regime.
The memo titled, Re: Notification of Approved Fees for 2022/2023 Academic Session in Osun State Polytechnic Iree, reads, “Further to your letter Reference Number OSPOL/BUR/101/VII/239 dated 13th December 2022 on Notification of Approved Fees for 2022/2023 Academic Session, the management of the institution should suspend the implementation of the new school fees regime because of the recent change in leadership of the state”.