Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TetFund) has organized a one-day awareness Seminar for Ekiti State University (EKSU) in its efforts to enhance relationship between tertiary institutions in Nigeria and the organization to facilitate easy access to funds.
The Tetfund delegation led by the Deputy Director Education Support Service, Mr Olusegun Jebooda said its team intends to take the workshop across all universities in Nigeria adding that the exercise had been carried out in the North Central Zone of Nigeria while Ekiti State University was the first point of call in the South west Zone.
Mr Jebooda said that the awareness Seminar became imperative as the new Executive Secretary of the Federal Government-owned Tetfund, Dr Bidi Baffa wants all institutions to be on the same page with the organization to avoid bottlenecks arising from access to Tetfund Funding.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele commended the efforts of Tetfund in the positive development of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria stressing that most Universities would have remained undeveloped without Tetfund intervention.
Professor Bandele said the awareness seminar would greatly help the university to perfect its presentation to Tetfund at all times.
Five officials of Tetfund Mustapha Waziri, Nsa Ekpeyong, Ramat Garba, Angelo Abraham and Adeboye Iwajomo presented talk in Guidelines and Modalities for Accessing programme upgrade and physical infrastructure.
Other areas of Sensitization include Modalities for Accessing Academic Staff Training and Development and Conference Attendance ICT Support and Institution Based Research.