The chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education, Hon. Aminu Suleiman Goro, has commended the quality of TETFund projects being executed in public tertiary institutions in the country.
The chairman gave the commendation when he joined the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed and the Executive Secretary of the TETFund, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, in the commissioning and inspection of TETFund-sponsored projects in nine beneficiary institutions across Delta, Edo, Anambra and Imo states.
The institutions include Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku, both in Delta state; University of Benin, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, in Edo state.
Others are Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State University, Owerri, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra state.
Goro who described the visits to the institutions as historic, commended the quality of jobs carried out by the management of the institutions.
He expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his support towards tertiary education development in the country and also lauded the Fund’s management for its dedication and commitment to service.
The House Committee Chairman, on behalf of his committee also expressed appreciation to the Fund for the opportunity to participate in the exercise.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of TETFund expressed appreciation to Hon. Goro for joining the TETFund team on the commissioning assignment, as “it is a great opportunity for him to assess on behalf of his committee, the infrastructural development in public tertiary institutions in the country.”
Professor Bogoro also commended the NUC boss, Professor Rasheed for his support for the Fund.
“TETFund and NUC have developed a greater collaboration geared towards enhancing the quality of higher education delivery and deepening of research in the country,” Bogoro said.
Speaking against the backdrop of the quality of projects commissioned in the four states, the Executive Secretary enjoined heads of beneficiary institutions to ensure timely and qualitative delivery of TETFund projects at all times to justify the huge investments of the federal government in the tertiary education sub sector.
In their separate remarks, the heads of the institutions commended TETFund for the pivotal role it is playing in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. They were unanimous that TETFund has contributed immensely to the infrastructural and human capital development of their respective institutions.
Some of the projects commissioned are the Central Laboratories for Engineers and Engineering Workshop at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Senate Building at Imo State University, Owerri and Mega Library Complex at Delta State University, Abraka.
They also include Radio/Television Station for Department of Mass Communication, and Physical Sciences Building at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma; Workshops for Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering at Edo State Polytechnic, Usen; Materials and Metallurgy Building, Science Laboratory and Biodiversity & Museum at the University of Benin, among others.