While speaking to journalist in the university campus, Makinda explained that the current economic situation and the determination of the authorities not to slack on delivering the best educational standard is what has led to the school fees hike.
Makinde also added that before the fees hike in August 2015, the last time fees were increased was in 2011.
While explaining the reason why studying medicine is costly in the school, he said,‘BU’s medicine is a global track medicine. Its aim is to curb Nigerians going out to seek medical treatment in India and other countries. So we are sending students to learn what they do in those countries. When are we going to get tired, as a nation of outsourcing power, health and other factors?
“A sitting President died receiving treatment abroad and was brought back in an ambulance; a sitting first lady died in a hospital abroad; A minister is currently receiving cancer treatment abroad. Would you rather invest in your children’s education and get them out industry-ready and in record time, or not? School fees is not what is expensive; life in Nigeria is.”
Makinde said he would like to be remembered for sowing into the future of Nigeria, as well as for his credibility, integrity and productivity.