FG approves 2022 intervention funds for public varsities, others

Written by on May 6, 2022

THE federal government has approved the 2022 intervention funds for public higher institutions across the country.The executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund,TETFund, Arch. Sunday Echono, made this known while receiving the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities,CVCNU,in his office.

Echono said the meeting of all beneficiary institutions will be held by next week Monday to interact further and brief including some of the proposed reforms that have been approved for implementation.

He assured the vice chancellors of the Fund’s commitment to sustain the ongoing reforms in the sector, with increased emphasis on the content of its interventions particularly in the areas of research, ICT and in the areas of encouraging a reading culture in our society through publication of books.

He also lamented the amount of resources being spent in sending children abroad for studies, urging universities, especially private ones to create a niche and compete with foreign universities that are attracting out students in order to save cost.

Earlier, the chairman of the CVC, Prof Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo expressed confidence that Echono will continue with the trajectories of the past leadership and introduce new vistas that will add value to higher education provisioning in the country.

Edoumiekumo however, sought supports of TETFund for its forthcoming event to celebrate sixty years of providing leadership to the Nigerian university system.

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