Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Elias Suleiman Bogoro, Wednesday inaugurated the Technical Advisory Committee on Impact Assessment (TACIA).
The committee, which consists of renowned academics selected from various tertiary institutions in the country, was charged with the mandate to assess the impact of the Fund based on its interventions and the progress made by the beneficiary institutions in 20 years (1999-2019).
To ensure that the committee carries out its assignment without distraction, it was given terms of reference which include; carrying out impact assessment of TETFund interventions from 1999 to 2019; determining the level of implementation, mandates and effectiveness of the Fund
The committee is also to determine challenges, achievements and weaknesses recorded and observed in the course of the implementation of the existing projects, programmes and intervention lines of the Fund and improve future direction of the fund within the TETFund statutory mandate as encapsulated in its establishment Act.
Other terms include collating and analysing selected speeches of the past and present Executive Secretaries of TETFund; annual/ periodic publications reports and communications arising from annual events such as TETFund/FIRS interactive forum; strategic plan documents; annual interventions and internal working budgets, among others.
In his speech, Professor Bogoro explained why it is important for the Fund to assess its activities within the last 20 years.
“Through the assessment the fund would be able to review the path of its journey so that it would be able to reveal strengths, weaknesses, progresses, challenges and windows of opportunities in order to improve.
“TETFund is ready to maintain its status as one of the most visible, impactful and relevant intervention agencies that has become a model in Africa.
“The TACIA team has been carefully picked to reflect some of the best experts in development work, research and scholarship,” he said.