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VC decries non-equitable access to TETFund

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The Vice Chancellor of Christopher University, Ogun State, Prof. Friday Ndubuisi, has called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to make the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) progressive and equitable.

Ndubuisi, who spoke at the second matriculation of the school, noted that the funding of universities remains a daunting and capital-intensive task.

He said: “The issue of paucity of funds is as biting and critical in the private universities as it is in public institutions. In the advanced world, individuals and corporate organisations willingly and generously provide funds for research and award scholarships liberally to students, both in private and public universities. In Nigeria, this is hardly so.

“TETFund restricts its funding activities and assistance to public universities, which is very illogical and paradoxical. It is ironical that the bulk of funds accruing to TETFund is from the private sector and yet, these lofty gestures and goodwill are not extended to private universities.”


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