TETFund asks institutions to tackle infractions
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Baffa has asked the 202 public beneficiary institutions to address infractions in their contentbased interventions, committed by some benefiting academic and non-academic staff.
Dr Baffa, who stated this at a one-day awareness workshop at FCT College of Education, Zuba, said there were widespread violations to its guidelines by some staff of public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education after accessing funds.
He said the TETFund realised that some scholars under its academic staff development programme, failed to undertake postgraduate academic studies in designated institutions abroad after collecting monies for the same purpose.
“Our realisation is that in most of these contentbased interventions, you find problems of scholars given money to go to study abroad or even at home, refusing to go, collecting the money and staying at home,” he said.
Baffa condemned what he called “the tyranny of TETFund desk officers” over their failure to communicate properly to the beneficiaries of various interventions.
He noted that the awareness workshop was part of the fund’s new policy to bridge the information gap between the 202 beneficiary public institutions and TETFund operational guidelines and regulations.