NAPS calls for im­ple­men­ta­tion of TETFUND in poly, oth­ers

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Poly­tech­nics Stu­dents (NAPS) has called on the Federal Govern­ment to re­move all bar­ri­ers hin­der­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund (TETFUND) in poly­tech­nics, col­leges of ed­u­ca­tions and monotech­nics.

The Se­nate Pres­i­dent of naps Com­rade Salahudeen Luk­man made the call, yes­ter­day, when he led a del­e­ga­tion on cour­tesy visit to the Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent on Youth and Stu­dents Mat­ters, Com­rade Jude Imagwe.

Luk­man said im­ple­men­ta­tion of the funds in poly­tech­nics and other in­sti­tu­tions will re­duce the cases of strikes and ame­lio­rate prob­lem of in­fras­truc­tural de­cay.

The NAPS’s Pres­i­dent, who con­veyed letters of protest to Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan and Se­nate pres­i­dent David Mark through Imagwe, said the law es­tab­lish­ing the funds men­tioned only uni­ver­si­ties, ar­gu­ing that TETFUND re­mained the best way to ad­dress the prob­lem of in­fras­truc­tural de­cay in the in­sti­tu­tions.

Re­spond­ing, Imagwe who read from the 2011 act that es­tab­lished the fund said its fo­cus was not limited to the uni­ver­si­ties, adding that ef­forts will be made to pay more at­ten­tion to poly­tech­nics and other in­sti­tu­tions.

He as­sured the stu­dents that the govern­ment was work­ing to end the on­go­ing poly­tech­nics strike.

He, how­ever, urged the stu­dents to shun any form of protest, urg­ing them to em­brace dia­logues at all times to re­solve their dif­fer­ences.

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