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President Buhari has approved the release of N208 billion as part of
the 2019 intervention through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for
infrastructural and teacher development in public tertiary institutions.
The President disclosed this at the 23rd convocation of the University
of Abuja on Saturday June 15th. He said the intervention was part of his
administration’s effort to address the deficiencies in all the segments
of our educational system.
President Buhari who was represented by the Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said his administration
would continue to provide funding that would address some of the
challenges in the nation’s public institutions, The Nation reports.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria will be a global player in the
emerging knowledge economy. What is required is to ensure the quality of
our human capital and also maintain the desirable balance for
sustainable national socio-economic growth and development. The present
administration will continue to improve on the infrastructural
facilities in the universities, promote teacher development and
It is in furtherance of this that I recently approved the
disbursement of N208billion to public tertiary institutions under the
2019 intervention of the TETFUND.
The government will continue to look into the issues raised by the
universities especially regarding physical development and will equally
monitor the universities closely. I also seize this opportunity to
reiterate the commitment of the Federal Government to addressing youth
unemployment.” he said