The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has added Nigeria’s premier technical university, the First Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) as part of its list of beneficiaries.
While delivering the letter of enlistment to Tech-U and 13 other institutions on Monday, TETFund Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa said the approval was granted by the Board of Trustees of the agency after screening the numerous request it received from qualified institutions to be enlisted as beneficiaries of its intervention.
The agency said the figure has increased the number of public institutions benefiting from the agency’s intervention to 216.
The other 13 institutions added include: College of Education, Lanlate; Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State; University of Medical Sciences, Ondo; Gombe State College of Education, Billiri; Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State and Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa.
Others are Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade; Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna State; College of Education, Kangere; Bilyamunu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia; Federal Polytechnic, Ukana; Federal Polytechnic, Ile Oluji and Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo.
The Executive Secretary advised the new institutions to adhere to the operational guidelines of TETFund as well as ensure transparency in their implementations of the various intervention lines
Vice-Chancellor, First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Ayobami Salami, who spoke on behalf of the institutions, applauded the Board of Trustees and management of TETFund for finding Tech-U and other beneficiaries worthy of enlistment and promised to be worthy partners in their relationships with the agency.
The TETFund support is an annual fund awarded to public tertiary universities, polytechnics and colleges of education for the development of critical infrastructure for teaching and learning, provision of instructional materials, training of academic staff, among other interventions.