Students of the four tertiary institutions owned by Osun State broke into jubilation on Monday as the state government announced the slashing of their tuition fees.


The fees for Osun State Colleges of Education in Ila-Orangun and Ilesa were reduced from N28,000 to N20,000 while students of Osun Polytechnic, Iree and Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, would now pay N25,000 instead of N42,000.


Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, announced the reduction in school fees when he led the Action Congress of Nigeria on a campaign to Ila-Orangun.


Several youths, who attended the rally, burst into jubilation and sang the praises of the state government.


A statement by the Director of Publicity, Osun ACN, Mr. Sunday Akere, said the governor announced the reduction in fees in order to alleviate financial burden on parents and guardians.