TETFund asks in­sti­tu­tions to tackle in­frac­tions

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

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.

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