Tet­fund re­jects projects at Univer­sity of Ibadan

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund (TET­Fund), Dr Ab­dul­lahi Bichi Baffa has com­mis­sioned six out of the 42 projects worth N6.5 bil­lion, spon­sored by the Fund at the Univer­sity of Ibadan.

Baffa who com­mis­sioned the Virol­ogy De­part­ment Build­ing Phase 1, Food Re­search Lab­o­ra­tory for De­part­ment of Food Tech­nol­ogy, Aca­demic Block for the In­sti­tute of African Stud­ies, and lec­ture the­atre for Fac­ulty of Sci­ence among oth­ers frowned upon the qual­ity of some of the work, a state­ment by the fund said.

“These are part of the 42 projects that Tet­fund is fi­nanc­ing at the Univer­sity of Ibadan from 2008 to 2014, cost­ing about N6.5bn,” he said.

He be­rated the qual­ity of fin­ish­ing for the Virol­ogy De­part­ment Project, Fac­ulty of Sci­ence lec­ture the­atre and the Food Sci­ence Tech­nol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory and di­rected the man­age­ment of the var­sity to re­call the con­trac­tors to site and en­sure that the projects were com­pleted ac­cord­ing to specification.

“To call a spade with no other name, the con­trac­tors han­dling these projects at Univer­sity of Ibadan are not per­form­ing up to our ex­pec­ta­tion and I have al­ready drawn the at­ten­tion of the man­age­ment of Univer­sity of Ibadan to try and com­plete these projects,” he said.

Baffa how­ever com­mended the man­age­ment of the in­sti­tu­tion on the feat of re­main­ing the num­ber one ranked univer­sity in the coun­try, but called on them to work harder to­wards mov­ing back to its en­vi­able po­si­tion as one of the best 50 uni­ver­si­ties in the world.

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