Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary, TETFUND
By Our Correspondent
The National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) has commended the Federal Government for Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects in tertiary institutions, across the country, under Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro.
Mr Abdulrahman Shuaibu, the NUBASS National President, who made the commendation at a briefing, on Sunday, in Bauchi, observed that the achievements recorded in the nation’s higher institutions of learning, through the TETFund, were very encouraging.
Shuaibu noted that TETFUND had been steadfast in disbursing funds for research in the nation’s universities and polytechnics.
“The Federal Government, through TETFUND, under Prof. Bogoro, has provided the needed sponsorship of projects by university researchers and facilities that will have impact on the economy and learning in the society.
“The fund provides tertiary institutions in the state with required facilities, which has paved the way for conducive learning for students. Through its special interventions fund Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching hospital benefited from medical equipment, offices and vehicles.
“Other institutions that benefited from such facilities, include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Federal polytechnic, Bauchi , State Polytechnic , College of Agriculture, College of Education, Azare and Kangere,” he said.
According to him, since the appointment of Bogoro as the Executive Secretary of TETFund, he had refocused the Fund on the pursuit of one of its core responsibilities of rehabilitating decaying infrastructure, and construction of new ones, that are relevant to the development of learning in the nation’s public tertiary institutions,.
He said NUBASS was calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of Bogoro, as the Executive secretary of the fund, to continue with the good work he had been doing for the education sector.
Under Bogoro, Shuaibu said TETFund had changed the narrative in Nigeria’s attempt to catch up with the rest of the world in terms of development.
“The fund requires a lead and multi-talented academic like Bogoro, who is conversant with the principles and rules of the academic environment,” the NUBASS president said