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ReporterFelix 06/25/2020

TETFUND has disclosed that, in view of Tertiary Institutions resumption at this time, it will provide at least 200,000 bed Spaces for students in Various Tertiary Institutions in the Country

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This was said by the Chairman, TETFund Board of Trustees, Mr Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, at Agency 2020 Board Retreat for Research Grants in Abuja

Just as their actions Implies, The Theme of the Retreat is; "Consolidating TETFUND as a Model intervention Agency For Nigeria's Knowledge Economy"

The Chairman said the Board was concerned with the issues of lack of adequate accommodation Spaces and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in different Tertiary Institutions in the Country

He said; "I am very Particular about two critical areas, which is also of great concern to me and the board of Trustees.  

" These Include the issue of accommodation and ICT, in Spite Various intervention by TETFund, our Tertiary Institutions still have inadequate lecture theatres research laboratories hostels and ICT Facilities.

"In the area of accommodation, it us a known fact that the number of bed spaces in our Tertiary Institutions is only 10 to 15 per cent of the students population.  

" For Example, the university of Abuja has a thousand bed spaces for thirty thousand students, Also University of Calabar has two thousand bed spaces for fifty five thousand students. These amount to 3.3 percent and 3.7 Percent respectively.

"So, in the course of my tenure, I will ensure that we encourage the universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of education to go into Public Private Partnership arrangement that at the end of the day, they will sign agreement that will transfer the ownership of the Campuses from the Private Developer to the universities authorities," he said.

So, he disclosed that TETFund planned to wire up all the Tertiary Institutions with ICT that would facilitate e-learning.

He continued by saying; "If these were desirable or luxury before, then it has become essential due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, so we hope that this will encourage e-learning, e-libraries and if possible conduct e-examinations, as you cannot have meaningful researches anywhere, if you cannot log on the internet.

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