TETFund’s assessment committee’s chair now Imo deputy gov

Professor Placid Njoku, who recently chaired the Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s (TETFund) Technical Advisory Committee on Impact Assessment (TACIA) was last week swore in as the new deputy governor of Imo State.

The pioneer Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, was the running mate of Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State. They became victorious following a Supreme Court judgement last week.

The TETFund’s Technical Advisory Committee on Impact Assessment was set up in September 2019 by the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro to carry out a critical evaluation of projects executed by the organisation in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education from 1999 to 2018.

While the Prof. Njoku led 62-man committee, which was co-chaired by Prof. Nazifi Darma, was given 29 November, 2019, to submit its report, The AUTHORITY gathers that the committee’s report, if at all is ready, has not be made public.

The TETFund boss had charged the committee during its inauguration in Abuja to diligently carry out its mandate and submit its report within the stipulated time.

“We need outside evaluators that are not TETFund’s members. The (performance) analysis will be done by this independent body.

“The team has been carefully picked to reflect some of the best experts on development work, research and scholarship,” Bogoro had said.

Recall that the terms of reference of the committee include propose future direction of the Fund within the TETFund Statutory mandate as encapsulated in the TETFund Establishment Act 2011; Determine the achievements, challenges and weaknesses recorded and observed in the course of implementation of intervention programmes, among others.

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