TETFund harps on ways to fight corruption in the academia

September 27, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that beneficiary institutions adhere to the public procurement process, aimed at curtailing corruption. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Arc Sonny Echono, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a 3-day capacity-building workshop on the public procurement process for TETFund beneficiary institutions organised by TETFund in collaboration Read More

TETFund unveils 10 indigenous authorship

August 24, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja 0

The Federal Government Tuesday moved to end the dominance of foreign authors in the nation’s higher education institutions as it unveiled 10 new textbooks sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Speaking at the public presentation of the books in Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the dependent on foreign authors portends great danger to the nation’s education Read More

‘TETFund trained 35,000 scholars with N185bn’

June 24, 2022 Uji Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has disclosed that it had spent N185 billion in training 35,000 scholars in public tertiary institutions through its Scholarship for Academic Staff programme which began in 2008. The Fund’s acting director of Academic Staff Training and Development, Abdullahi Imam, made the disclosure Friday in Abuja when representatives of the TETFund Scholars Alumni Steering Committee Read More

TETFund waves sanction for lecturers who absconded with conference money

June 11, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Sonny Echono, has said the Fund will waive its planned sanction for polytechnic lecturers who collected money to attend a conference but absconded with the money. Echono, who stated this in Abuja Thursday, during a courtesy visit by association of heads of polytechnics and colleges of technology in Nigeria, said, “Many Read More

Conference money: TETFund waives sanctions for erring lecturers

June 10, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arc Sonny Echono, has said the Fund would waive its planned sanction for polytechnic lecturers who collected money to attend a conference but absconded with the money. Echono stated this in Abuja Thursday during a courtesy visit by the association of heads of polytechnics and colleges of technology in Nigeria. He said, Read More

Justify your appointment, NYC tells new TETFund executive secretary

March 29, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) has charged the executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Sunday Echono, to justify his new appointment by sustaining moral standard and fear of God in the discharge of his responsibility. The congress said the nation is watching him to provide exceptional leadership. Speaking at a press conference in Lokoja, Tuesday, the leader NYC north Read More

VC urges inclusion of private varsities in TETFUND mandate

March 21, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Vice Chancellor of the University of Mkar, Professor Zacharys Gundu has appealed to the National Assembly and the federal government to review the law establishing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in order to broaden its scope to include the private universities in the areas of facility upgrade and staff development. Professor Gundu made the appeal Sunday during a N5billion Read More

Why President Buhari should reappoint Bogoro as TEFTUND boss

March 19, 2022 Muhammad Sani Al'ameen 0

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, i will make this letter open, very short and precise due to the tight schedules of your exalted office. Mr President, you may recall sir, that Professor Suleiman Bogoro was once replaced with another person before his tenure expired in TEFTUND with another executive secretary.  You also knew the kinds of rot and mismanagement the fund Read More

Breaking: Bogoro out as retired permanent secretary emerges TETFUND boss

March 4, 2022 Editor 0

A retired and immediate past permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, has been appointed as the new Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). A statement by the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations Ben Bem Goong on Friday revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved his appointment. The statement further revealed that Echono Read More

TETfund’s admission into science granting council in Africa

January 27, 2022 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“The final test of a true leader is that he leaves behind in other men and women, the conviction and the will to carry on.” – Walter Lippmann. It was the legendary Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician, Robert Nesta Marley, who said in his song that Africans must unite. A fervent and unapologetic pan-Africanist, Marley strongly believed in Africa’s unity Read More

Review TETFUND Act to ensure private varsities benefit – PFN president

November 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has advocated a review of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Act of 2011. Bishop Oke made the call Sunday while speaking as the guest lecturer at the maiden Archbishop Benson Idahosa Memorial Lecture held at the Legacy Campus of the Benson Read More

TETFund disburses N6.4bn to researchers

November 11, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has disbursed over N6.4 billion to 217 researchers under the 2020 National Research Fund grant of the Fund for the conduct of cutting-edge research in public tertiary institutions in the country. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, disclosed this in Abuja, at the formal inauguration of the biennial TETFund National Research Fund Read More

Federation honours UniPort VC on TETFUND interventions, transparency, due process

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

Freelance Journalists Federation (FJF) has honoured the Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Georgewill Owunari, for his dedication and transparency in ensuring judicious implementation of TETFUND projects in the institution to promote learning and research. Executive Director of FJF, Oduma Richard Oduma, who gave the commendation during a visit to the University in Port Harcourt explained that the judicious Read More

Take advantage of TETFund to develop C0Es, SSUCOEN boss urges provosts

August 6, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The president, Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN), Comrade Danladi Ali Misheliza, has charged provosts of Colleges of Education in the country to assess the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in order to advance the cause of the institutions. He gave the charge at the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene during his tour of the Read More

Buhari okays N18bn for take-off of 4 specialised varsities

June 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government on Monday announced approval of N18 billion by President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of four specialised universities across the country. The government also said it would establish a new institute before the end of 2021. The universities include that of technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom as well as Universities of Health, Nutrition Read More

Research’s meaningless unless…- TETFund boss

June 11, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, has said that research had no meaningful impact “unless the outcome helps to better the society.” He stated this in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in his office Friday. Prof. Bogoro said “Nigerian scholars should not just publish journals for people to clap hands for them,” adding that Read More

UniAbuja inaugurates TETFund leadership centre

June 9, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The University of Abuja has inaugurated its first public outing of Abuja leadership centre. A TETFund Center of Excellence in Public Governance and Leadership at the University of Abuja. Speaking at the inauguration on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor UniAbuja, Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, said the centre is indeed the journey to fulfilment of a national aspiration for a world-class institution located Read More

Breaking: Senate passes Bill to end HND/BSc dichotomy

June 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Senate has passed a bill that prohibits employers in the country from discriminating between first degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.  Chairman of the Joint Committee, Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central), said, Read More

Senate passes bill to establish Nigeria steel Varsity, 2 others

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Steel University, Ajaokuta, Kogi State.  Also passed were the Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021; and the Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021.  The three bills were passed following consideration of three separate reports by the Committees on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Agriculture and Read More

Senate seeks upgrade of Yaba Tech, Ilaro Poly to Universities

April 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Commitee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, intensified the move to upgrade the Yaba College of Technology and Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, to Universities of Technology. It also made similar move for upgrade of the Nigeria French Language Village in Ajara Badagry , Lagos State to an Inter – University Centre for French Language Studies . Planned legislations Read More

Higher institutions’ poor performance could rubbish TETFund’s mandate – Bogoro

March 22, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions that are statutory beneficiaries of its interventions in the country to inculcate efficient service delivery to ensure that they compete with the best across the globe. The Fund warned that its capacity to achieve results in accordance with its mandate was being threatened by beneficiary institutions that Read More

Research foundation to take off within 9 months – TETFund

November 6, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said that the proposed National Research and Development (R&D) Foundation would begin operation within the next nine months. Its executive secretary, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, disclosed this in Abuja Thursday when he led the Fund’s  R&D sub-committee on Defence and Security on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval of Staff, Vice Read More

Academic publishing centres’ll begin operation soon —TETFund

November 5, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Alh. Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, has reiterated TETFund’s commitment towards ensuring that all the newly-built Academic Publishing Centres across the country commence operation soon. He gave this assurance when he led other TETFund BOT members, members of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and heads of beneficiary public tertiary institutions Read More

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Covid-19: My emphasis on research justified – Bogoro

March 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro is the executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). In this exclusive interview with UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU, he talks about his unprecedented re-engagement, recognition of his achievements by two media houses, knowledge-driven economy through research and development and sundry issues. You were recently given two awards by two media houses. Why do you think Read More