President Muhammadu Buhari approves Funds for Tertiary Institutions amid ASUU Strike.
Written by News Room on May 7, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the 2022 disbursement proposals and guidelines for public higher institutions across the country.
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arch. Sunday Echono, disclosed this while receiving the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) in Abuja. The money was approved amid the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Echono said the meeting of all beneficiary institutions will be held by next week to interact further and brief on the proposed reforms that have been approved for implementation.
Earlier, the chairman of the CVC, Prof Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo, said the CVCNU is working closely with the TetFund to deploy the thesis digitisation for Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The CVCNU further called for a review of the funding support to beneficiary institutions to access tier one journals and repositories to improve the research capabilities of staff and students and to also help build the capacity of academic staff for generating content, especially video and 3-Dimensional images, to support teaching.