Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced a reduction in the tuition fees of the International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase Ipo, Kwara State.
He made the announcement yesterday in a virtual meeting with indigenous youths held in celebration of the International Youth Day.
The reduction in fees, which affects two major courses offered by the institution, is exclusively meant for Kwara indigenes studying at the institution.
AbdulRazaq said the decision was taken to allow as many Kwara youths as possible to access technical education and make them self-sustaining.
“The reduction affects only Kwara indigenes studying at the International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC).
“While the tuition fee for the three-month-duration IVTEC Special Certificate Programme (SCP) has been cut from N50,000 to N35,000, the tuition for IVTEC National Innovation Diploma (NID) programme was reduced per session from N110,060.00 to N77,050.00 for prospective Kwara students.
“The tuition for the one year National Vocational Certificate (NVC) has also been reduced from N75,833.33 to N53,083.00,” a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor reads.
Meanwhile, the Governor also acknowledged the calls for downward review of tuition at other institutions, including the Kwara State University, but observed that the administration recognises the need to invest more in the school to attain certain heights and then determine the strategy to ease some burdens on the students.