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TETFUND hails Bello, promises support to varsity

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Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Prof Elias Bogoro has praised the efforts of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.

Prof Bogoro, who received Bello who was on a working visit to his office, stated that his effort in establishing a specialised university in the state was laudable, assuring that the agency would give maximum support to the new university.

He said TETFUND has the core objective of providing funding for educational facilities and infrastructural developments across the country.

He said the mandate of TETFUND also includes promoting creative and innovative approach to educational learning and services and to stimulate, support and enhance improved activities in the educational foundation areas, like teachers’ education, teaching practice, library development and special education programmes.

Bogoro noted the Confluence University of Science and Technology, which is a specialised tertiary institution, will enjoy the support of the agency just like all other tertiary institutions in the country.

He said the idea of setting up a university of science and technology by the state government was a well-thought out one, noting that it will bridge the human capacity gap in the nation’s industries.

Governor Bello stated that the aim of his visit was to brief the Executive Secretary of the agency on the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, and to seek support for the rapid development of the institution.

Bello said that funds necessary for the takeoff of the school project have been earmarked but stressed that agency such as TETFUND and relevant international organisations are called upon to assist in the development of the new institution.

He said in an era where almost everything are done with technology, an institutions like the Confluence University of Science and Technology will provide the needed manpower for the country in her technological advancement.

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