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Nasarawa varsity receives N308.4m from TETFUND


Nassarawa State University, Keffi, on Wednesday said it received over N308.4 million from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for academic staff training and infrastructure development between 2008  and  2012.

Bankole Adeowu, the acting Director, Physical Planning Unit of the institution said that the special intervention by the Fund had led to postive changes in the physical structures of the university and the quality of its academic content.

“This institution has benefited a lot from TEFUND intervention projects from 2008 to 2012,” he said. “As you can see by yourself, the development that has taken place within the period under review changed the institution positively.

“Through special intervention from TEFUND, the institution has constructed the Faculty of Law, basket ball and volleyball courts as well as the administrative block office of the Faculty of Agriculture.

“Through funding from TEFUND, the institution has also furnished and equipped the Faculty of Law, bought 18-sitter buses, constructed a Law library and a 500-capacity lecture hall, among others.”

Adeowu further said that the money was used to construct lecture theaters of the faculties of Law, Social Sciences and Administration.

According to him, the training of academic staff has led to improved productivity and quality service delivery.

He commended the Federal Government for initiating the Fund, saying it had improved the standard of education in the country.

The acting director also commended the Nassarawa State Government for its efforts in developing the education sector.