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TETFund Interfaces with Desk Officers in Beneficiary Institutions


The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund) has held a sensitization workshop for TETFund Desk Officers in Beneficiary Institutions across the country to equip them with knowledge about current TETFund processes, for more effective and seamless project delivery in their institutions.

The workshop was held in six centres for institutions in the six geo-political zones namely Makurdi (North Central), Owerri (South East), Kano (North West), Port Harcourt (South South), Lagos (South West) and Gombe (North East).

In his message at the six centres, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc, Sonny S. T. Echono noted that desk officers are the link between the Fund and heads of beneficiary institutions and emphasized the need for them to be abreast with TETFund guidelines and mandate.

“Desk officers are responsible for day-to-day operations that exists between the Fund and the institutions and are therefore positioned strategically to perform tasks and functions that require that they are fully informed on the nature and methods of TETFund’s operations always. As a result, the desk officers of our institutions are expected to be equipped and knowledgeable about our guidelines and our mandate”.

“As desk officers you are the critical interface or intermediary between the Fund and your Chief Executives who are the accounting officers for all our intervention allocations,” he said.

The Executive Secretary expressed optimism that the workshop would be a tool to improve cooperation between TETFund and its Beneficiary Institutions.

“The significance of this workshop cannot be over emphasized as it becomes even more glaring when we consider the synergy and continuous interaction that is needed between the Fund and your institutions.

“I will savour this opportunity to interact with heads of your institutions and to address pertinent issues governing the implementation of TETFund’s programmes and processes,” he said.

Presentations were made by frontline departments at the workshop namely Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Development/Centres of Excellence, Physical Infrastructure, Academic Staff Training and Development, ICT among others; with a Question and Answer session that provided opportunity to clarify various aspects of the Fund’s interventions.

Comments (10)

Abunakar Bello Gwandu

Tetfund is delivering beyond expectations both in physical structures and human capital development of Nigeria’s higher institutions. May god bless the good management team of tetfund.

Good day Sir
My name is Mr Shedrach Kanu. A lecture in Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-alike Ebonyi state (AE-FUNAI).
I applied for tetfund AST/D Scholarship via my institution around April/may this year. However, I am yet to receive any information with respect to the applications. I have made several inquiries with my institution desk officer but no meaningful response. Please, are we still expecting the fund or has it been overidden?
I look forward to hearing your response. Thanks

BARUWA Mohammed Issa

Is the State Colleges of Health Technology a beneficiary of TETFund Infrastructure Development financial aids?

okay, Great initiative.

Is Tetfund recruiting

Abduljalal Muhammad Muzzammil

Good evening. My name is Abduljalal Muhammad Muzzammil. I recently got Ph.D admission with ABU, Zaria in the faculty of Engineering. I am a staff of Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos.
Can I benefit from TetFund scholarship and what how do I access it

Thank you

Good morning! What happens when AIP omits an item that has been sent, please?

Good morning
I am fully delighted with all your effective service delivery. Kindly is an appeal and if there is a provision of that. I am a Ph.D students spent more that 8 years and with this critical economic problem all what i have has gone, I don’t know if there is possibility for the assistance in favour of stagnated students. Thanks with deep appreciation.

Good Morning,

I was invited by a German professor for a short lab stay for 3 months to get insight on some laboratory techniques in systems and molecular toxicology. I need financial assistance and How do I go about it. I am a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry.

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