By Martin Paul
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has sensitised 26 institutions in the North-west geopolitical zone on processes for accessing intervention funds.
A startement signed by Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations, Mr. Ebikwo Benn, stated that the exercise was in line with the determination of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, to ensure that all processes for the agency’s interventions were made open and known to all stakeholders.
Baffa, who led his team to the states in North-West as the fourth geo-political zone to be visited, told participants at the various institutions that the seminar became necessary in view of the encumbrances encountered in accessing intervention fund.
Noting that some of the encumbrances were as a result of “lack of information, distorted or outright wrong information and unnecessary ambiguity created by some desk officers and staff of beneficiary institutions”, Baffa said the seminar would now make processes open to all stakeholders.
The TETFund boss, who insisted that his management was committed to ensuring beneficiaries adhere strictly to the established guidelines and procedures for smooth running of the TETFund operations, explained that the seminar was not only to clear grey areas through a detailed presentation of all the requirements for each of the intervention lines, but also to enhance a more cordial and effective collaboration between the beneficiaries and TETFund management.
During the sensitisation workshops, papers presented were from the Project Monitoring Department, Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, Department of Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D), Department of Education Support Services and Internal Audit Unit (IAU).