Exclusive: Oyo govt. restores 100% subvention to tertiary institutions

Oyo state government has restored 100% monthly subventions to all the state-owned tertiary institutions.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Adeniyi Olowofela, who made this known on Sunday while featuring on a live radio programme titled ‘The Stage’, hosted by Radio Nigeria,  Ibadan, informed that the restoration of 100% subvention to the institutions is aimed at assisting  them to put an end to their financial constraints.

The ex-council gaffer, Olowofela hinted  that the subvention has been restored since April, 2019, adding that the reduction in allocation and grants necessitated the need for the state government to cut measures which also affected the tertiary institutions in the state. 

According to him, ” prior to the 2019 general elections, Governor Abiola Ajimobi  had also met with the management of various institutions and they both agreed on how to offset their backlogs which the government has started implementing “.

The commissioner,  however urged  the management of all the state-owned institutions to be more innovative, resourceful and also look inward on how to be self sustaining.

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