The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has inaugurated six projects worth about N1 billion to boost teaching and learning in three universities in Ekiti State.
The three beneficiaries of the N995.6m projects are the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti and Federal University, Oye Ekiti.
President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Adeniyi Adebayo, during the inauguration of the projects at Ikere Ekiti, Ado Ekiti and Oye Ekiti, said the projects at the universities would in no small measure further enhance teaching, learning and improvement of academic standards.
The president said that TETFund, through Federal Government’s support, had performed exceptionally in infrastructure provision, support for academic staff training and development among others to tertiary institutions.
He assured of continued support to provide necessary support towards making our educational institutions globally competitive for economic and technological development of the country.
TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Sonny Echono, said completion and commissioning of the projects showed efficient management of Federal Government resources through the body for the provision of requisite infrastructure to aid teaching, learning and research, in line with the mandate that sets up the Fund.