Sports minister broker working path for NIS, TETFUND, want enhanced coaching training, others

November 30, 2023 Editor 0

In a landmark move towards advancing training of coaches in Nigeria, the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has fostered a strategic partnership between the National Institute for Sports (NIS) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). This action was prior to the Minister’s meeting with the Sports Coaches Association of Nigeria on Tuesday, in Abuja. Senator Enoh Read More

Governor appeals to TETFund to transform Zamfara education

July 29, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Governor of Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal has urged Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s (TETFund) to help transform education sector in his state. The governor, who made the call during a visit to TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Arc Sonny Echono, Friday in Abuja, said Zamfara was not doing too well in education, hence, the need to support the state. “As you are all Read More

Knowledge-economy pivot for technological development — TETFund

July 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Uji A. IliyasuAbuja About 18 polytechnic lecturers drawn from across th 36 states and FCT have successfully completed a training programme on Research for Impact initiative sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Speaking at the closing ceremony of the programme in Abuja, Friday, Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arch. Sonny Echono, said the initiative organised in collaboration with Innov8 Read More

……TETFund set to bridge digital skills gap

July 11, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it has put all necessary measures to fill the digital skills gap between industries and tertiary institutions of learning. The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arch. Sonny Echono, in his opening remarks at the 2023 Train the Trainers ICT Capacity Workshop for Beneficiary Institutions in North Central Zone, in Abuja on Monday. The workshop Read More

TETFund-sponsored researchers get global recognition for developing hearing aid

June 16, 2023 Uji A.Iliyasu 0

Hearing aid developed by Nigerian researchers under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Alliance for Innovative Research (TETFAIR) programme has begun to attract global recognition, named, “Chord Hearing Device”. It was developed by a team under the TETFAIR initiative, which recently got opportunity for exhibition at the prestigious Sheba ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) Global Entrepreneurship Programme. This was disclosed Thursday Read More

Breaking: TETFUND releases N130m to all Polytechnics as intervention fund

June 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has approved the disbursement of N130m for each polytechnic as zonal intervention in its 2023 intervention line. The Director of Infrastructure of the Fund, Buhari Mika’Ilu, who confirmed the development at the TETFund/NBTE sensitisation workshop on the 2023 Zonal Intervention on Skills for Rectors and Directors of Skills in Beneficiary Polytechnics in Abuja on Read More

TETFund uncovers new plots to malign its leadership

January 28, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu Abuja 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it has uncovered new plots by certain individuals and groups to malign the leadership of the Fund in order to disrupt its activities. According to a press release signed by the Fund’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Abdulmumin Oniyangi, and made available to Blueprint Friday evening, the mischief came as a result of Read More

Echono’s midas touch at TETFUND

November 28, 2022 Abubakar Sani 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria established the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in 2011 to disburse, manage, and monitor education tax to public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. TETFUND is an essential part of Nigeria’s education sector, whose success is highly dependent on a robust, transparent and accountable system that ensures resources are appropriately allocated towards achieving public service delivery in Read More

OON award and Bogoro’s unforgettable legacies at TETfund

October 23, 2022 Admin III 0

“The more we are humbled by grace, the more we shall be exalted by glory” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The recent conferment of national award on Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, the immediate past Executive Secretary of TETFUND, a great apostle of research & development, by President Muhammed Buhari is a welcome development. There is no doubt that this sagacious and Read More

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

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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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