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TETFund: Including private varsities in national interest, says Ndubuisi

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The Vice chancellor of Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State, Prof. Friday Ndubuisi has canvassed accommodation of private universities in the pool of beneficiary institutions from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

Ndubuisi, who spoke at the Third Matriculation Ceremony of Christopher University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State, yesterday, also cautioned the matriculating students against actions capable of derailing their academic pursuits and dashing the hopes of their parents and guardians.

Explaining how private tertiary institution saps the sponsors and promoters, the vice chancellor said, “the running of a private university I must confess is capital intensive because it is being funded primarily by an individual or a group, but at the same time contributes immensely to national development and achievement of Millennial Development Goals. Hence, I renew my call on the Federal Government to come to the aid of private universities by at least permitting them to access resources from TETFund for national interest since the financial pool was contributed by both private and public companies.”

On strides recorded so far, he said, “It is on record that we started with 13 programmes approved by the National University Commission (NUC) and we have increased this to 15. It is also worth stating with pride that we were granted a temporary operating licence at inception, but this has changed now. I am happy to inform this distinguished guests and our matriculating students that after institutional accreditation exercise by the NUC in October 2018, Christopher University has been granted full operational licence…”


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