Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has disclosed that the government cannot reduce fees charged in the State’s university, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.
The governor insisted that fees charged were already being heavily subsidised, insisting that it was not practicable if the students desired qualitative tertiary education.
He made the comments on Wednesday, as part of his address at the university’s 27th convocation ceremony held at the school premises.
It was gathered that fees paid by OOU students range from N90,000 to 200,000 depending on the course of study.
“That’s why we’re subsidising it seriously. Things are changing. Unless you want to have ‘garbage in, garbage out’; if it must be of a qualitative standard, it cannot be free,” he said.