TETFund to begin funding of centers of excellence
In a bid to improve content development of higher institutions in the country, the Executive Secretary of the tertiary education trust fund, Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro says the Fund is to begin funding and sponsorship of TETFund Centers of Excellence” from the year 2020.
Prof Bogoro who stated this during an interface with journalists in Abuja said having provided more infrastructural development in the institution, it was agreed that the fund should sink more resources on the content component of the institutions which include research, library development and journal publication
He said National Research Fund of TETFund which has a grant of N50 million is the largest research granting platform in Nigeria, noting that six African countries have come to Nigeria to copy what TETFund is doing in the areas of infrastructural development.
TETFund boss also said the students' population of public institutions is 94 per cent while the private population in private institutions is less than six per cent, a reason he said the government is funding public institutions where there are the majority of Nigerian students, especially children of the less privileged.