The founder and Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu Aran. Bishop David Oyedepo has reportedly instructed the university to remove tuition for all Agricultural Science programs in the institution.
According to the information on the University’s Twitter handle, the tuition-free programs will take effect from 2018/2019 Academic Session.
All our Agricultural Sciences’ Programmes are now TUITION-FREE, effective from 2018/2019 Academic Session. However, Students are still expected to pay other components of the School fees. Check out our Agric Science courses at https://t.co/g9aCUwbLOK
— Landmark University (@LandmarkUnivers) March 12, 2018
The university also stated that all agricultural courses in the university, such as Crop Science, Animal Science, Agric Extension & Rural Development, Agric Economics, Agribusiness Management, Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Tourism and Recreation, Horticulture and Landscape management will now be run free of charge.
Prospective students who would like to study an Agricultural Science course in the school are however advised to contact the admission unit for more information about the tuition-free programs.
In November 2014, Oyedepo during the celebration of his 60th birthday announced that he plans to establish seven universities.
Oyedepo who also reiterated his plan in an interview in November 2018 said the need to avoid having too many students on one campus is one of the reasons he decided to establish seven universities across the country.