The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has allocated N30 billion to 18 beneficiary institutions for the implementation of high-impact projects in the country’s tertiary education sector. The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, disclosed this at the fund’s annual strategic planning retreat held in Abuja.
According to Bogoro, the selected institutions were chosen based on their track record of excellent research and innovative project proposals. He stated that the projects would cover various areas such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as education and human capacity development.
Bogoro said that the goal of the high-impact projects was to promote research and development in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, enhance teaching and learning, as well as improve the quality of graduates being produced by the institutions.
He also revealed that TETFund had disbursed over N300 billion to various universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country in the last two years for infrastructure development, research, and other academic activities.
Finally, the Executive Secretary noted that TETFund was committed to providing sustainable funding for the country’s tertiary education sector, adding that the fund was working closely with stakeholders to ensure that the funds were properly utilised for the benefit of the Nigerian people.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper.
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