From Francis Nansak, Lafia
No fewer than 93 staff members of the College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, have benefitted from the academic training programme of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) within and outside the country in the last five years.
Provost of the college, Dr. Rebecca Umaru, who disclosed this in an exclusive chat with the AUTHORITY in Akwanga on Friday, said TETFund intervention has also saw to the construction of nine new buildings in the institution.
She said 31 academic staff members were sponsored by the agency in 2013, 15 in 2014, seven in 2015, 24 in 2015 and 16 in 2016/2017.
“34 staff were sponsored for PhD between 2013-2017, while 59 for Masters degree in different areas,” she said.
The provost also disclosed that the TETFund intervention in the schools has led to the execution of projects worth over N6 billion in the institution in the last five years.
According to her, the projects carried out by TETFund in the institution include construction of nine new buildings, procurement and installation of equipment in the computer department and procurement of metal and woodwork equipment.
“Building and furnishing of School of Education, School of Languages, Department of General Studies, ICT Centre, Theatre Arts Department, were all carried out by TETFUND,” the provost said even as she listed some of its other projects to include procurement and installation of equipment in the school clinic, along with an ambulance, procurement of classroom desks.
While commending TETFund for its intervention in the college, the provost explained that out of the 30 different projects of the agency in construction of new structures and installation of equipment, 22 were already completed while eight are at different stages of completion.