Thursday 27th April, 2017
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VC lauds TETFund over state of art infrastructure

VC lauds TETFund over state of art infrastructure

The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Prof Saburi Ad­esanya, has commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for its continuous provision of state of the art in­frastructure in the university and other tertiary institutions in the country.
Prof Adesanya, who gave the commendation during the com­bined 25th and 26th convoca­tion ceremonies of the univer­sity in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, said the institution has wit­nessed unparalleled develop­ment in terms of provision of befitting physical infrastruc­ture, facilities and equipment in all its campuses.
In a statement made available to The AUTHORITY by TET­Fund and signed by its Direc­tor, Corporate Affairs and Pub­lic Relations Department, Mr Benn Ebikwo, the VC expressed thanks to the Management of TETFund from the tenure of Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who is currently the INEC Chairman, down to the present Execu­tive Secretary of the Fund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa for their interest in the university.
He said, “Management has left no stone unturned towards rebuilding the University. The University has witnessed an un­paralleled development in terms of befitting physical infrastruc­ture, facilities and equipment in all campuses of the University”.
“To achieve the above, Man­agement judiciously utilised the allocations from TETFund, FGN-NEEDS and IGR to build befitting structures that now adorn the various campus­es of the University. Presently, we have about 29 new building projects most of which had been completed and occupied while others are nearing completion. In fact, some of these buildings were commissioned as part of highlights of events for this cer­emony by the donors.”
Delivering the Convocation Lecture titled “Research, Fund­ing Higher Education and the Role of Universities”, the Exec­utive Secretary of TETFund, Dr Baffa, who was represented by the Director Academic Staff Training and Development of the Fund, Dr Jacob Alada, de­scribed research as the singular tool available to the scholar in the development and dissemi­nation of new knowledge.
While enjoining managers of tertiary educational institutions in the country to encourage more cutting edge researches in their institutions, the convo­cation lecturer also urged gov­ernment to make sustainable improvements in policy frame­works and adopt new manage­ment systems in order to over­come the various challenges inhibiting the carrying out of meaningful research work in Nigerian higher educational institutions.
 

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