TETFund to Increase Interventions in Plateau State

By Onche Odeh

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said it would increase its intervention to tertiary institutions in across Plateau State.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono who disclose this on Wednesday when the Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang paid a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja said the Fund was putting finishing touches on disbursement of funds for its high impact intervention projects, for which institutions in Plateau are primed to benefit from.

Echono who used the occasion to congratulate Mutfwang on his election’s victory said, “In the last few years, the rate of completion of our projects has increased and improved significantly, and we are poised to make further intervention to ensure that Plateau State, giving its pre-eminent status in the North-Central zone, will continue to produce the manpower need of our country,” Echono said.

Mutfwang had, in comment earlier, commended TETFund for its various intervention projects in higher education institutions in Plateau.

He said the visit to TETFund was to express gratitude to the Fund and ask for more projects.

“This is the first federal parastatal I will be visiting after being confirmed by Supreme Court as governor, and I am delighted to once again have the freedom to face the issue of governance headlong.

“I chose to come to TETFund because of the importance of this institution to our educational development. I salute the foresight of those that established this institution. We have enjoyed tremendous support from TETFund in the past, and of course we have learnt that the way of getting more,” the Plateau State governor said.

He also commended TETFund for its intervention in institutions across the state, especially the state-owned ones, including the Plateau State University; the Plateau State Polytechnic and the Plateau State College of Education in Gindiri; and to also thank you for the federal institutions like the University of Jos, the FCE Pankshin and the College of Veterinary Services in Vom, among others.

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