TETFund provides development in public tertiary institutions: COEASU


The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) says the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has provided strategic infrastructure, robust staff development and unprecedented culture of research in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement by COEASU president Smart Olugbeko, in Abuja on Sunday.

Mr Olugbeko said TETFund remained the only succour for unbridled development in public tertiary institutions in the country.

He added that the union was impressed and totally satisfied by the recent reforms and innovations introduced by the management of TETFund under the leadership of Sonny Echono towards increased impact and more efficient service delivery.

“We received the news with great consternation and concern that certain individuals and groups are plotting to disrupt the activities of TETFund and malign its leadership,” stated Mr Olugbeko.

According to him, under the present executive secretary, the fund has not only preserved the great legacies of past administrations but has surpassed them and improved significantly through progressive innovations and transparent commitment to due process.

“Our union and other like-minded stakeholders hold TETFund in the highest esteem and bear first-hand testimony to TETFund’s honest and diligent adherence to laid down regulations in the discharge of its mandate to beneficiary institutions,” he explained, stressing that colleges of education have benefitted from the activities of the fund.

“Our colleges would have suffered terribly without the intervention of TETFund,” he stated.