On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, LAUTECH Students Union Government held an exclusive meeting with the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde to intervene in the No Tuition No Exam Policy.
According to a press release obtained by the LSUG through our correspondent says Makinde has ordered the management through the governing council chairman, to suspend the policy.
It also noted that the university management have received the directive on Thursday, December 1, as all students are eligible to write exams.
The press release titled “Governor Makinde Hearkened to LAUTECH SUG Appeal, Directs Management to Suspend No Tuition No Exam Policy.”
It reads: “As promised, in less than 24hrs, the Visitor of the University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, who is also the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde has directed the University Management through the Governing Council Chairman, to suspend the No Tuition No Exam Policy.
“Recall that on the night of Wednesday, 30th November 2022, the SUG President, Adeboye Anuoluwa, and Vice President Olayinka Titilayo had an exclusive meeting with the Governor where they passionately appeal to him to intervene in the No Tuition No Exam Policy. In the meeting, the SUG President, Adeboye Anuoluwa, expressed the interest of the affected students and considered the policy to be anti-students policy. He also noted to the Governor that thousands of students have been greatly affected by the policy thereby causing them to have an extra year on campus. He then passionately appeal and requested a quick intervention from the students-friendly Governor.
“Today, 1st December 2022, we are glad to inform the students and general populace that the University Management has received the directive from her visitor through the Governing Council Chairman for the suspension of the No Tuition No Exam Policy. In compliance with the directive, all students are now eligible to write the examinations.
“We want to sincerely appreciate the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde for swiftly responding to our appeal and granting it immediate approval. This has once again proven to all students that you are our God’s sent, deserving authority, and advocate of education for all in Oyo State. We are forever grateful.
“While we continue to work on Makeup examinations for those that have missed the previous examinations, we want to urge all students to make use of this golden opportunity to study hard, sit for exams, and excel. We wish you all success in your examinations.”
As at when filling this report, an autogenerated mail was sent to the university community stating the suspension of the No Tuition No Exam Policy.
it reads: “The No-Payment-No-Exam policy has been suspended for the 2021/2022 Harmattan semester.
“Students are to ensure they come for examination with a proper means of identification.”