From Fred Ezeh, Abuja

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has promised to increase its intervention to tertiary institutions in Plateau State.

TETFund Executive Secretary, Sonny Echono, made the promise when he played host to Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, in Abuja.

He congratulated Mutfwang on his election’s victory, informed him that the Fund has recorded improvement in the delivery of projects in Plateau State.

“In the last few years, the rate of completion of our projects has increased and improved significantly, and we are poised to make further intervention to ensure that Plateau State, giving its pre-eminent status in the (North-Central) zone, will continue to produce the manpower need of our country,” Echono said.

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The TETFund boss also revealed that the Fund was putting finishing touches on disbursement of funds for its high impact intervention projects, adding that institutions in Plateau are expected to benefit from the special projects.

Earlier, Mutfwang commended TETFund for its various intervention projects in higher education institutions in Plateau.

He said the visit to TETFund was to express gratitude to the Fund and ask for more projects. “This is the first federal parastatal I will be visiting after been confirmed by Supreme Court as governor, and I am delighted to once again have the freedom to face the issue of governance headlong.

“I chose to come to TETFund because of the importance of this institution to our educational development. I salute the foresight of those that established this institution. We have enjoyed tremendous support from TETFund in the past, and of course we have learnt that the way of getting more.

“We appreciate you for the intervention in our institutions particularly the state-owned ones, namely, the Plateau State University; the Plateau State Polytechnic and the Plateau State College of Education in Gindiri; and to also thank you for the federal institutions like the University of Jos, the FCE Pankshin and the College of Veterinary Services in Vom, and all and all.”


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