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TETFund provides N15bn for projects in ATBU



The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) provided N15billion for the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi State in 10 years for projects.

Prof. Ahmed Abdulaziz, the vice chancellor of the University, told our correspondent in an interview in Bauchi on Thursday.

Abdulaziz that the projects include a Central Laboratory Block; College of Medicine (Phase II); Clinical Complex, College of Medicine, ATBU Teaching Hospital; and Centre for Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship Development.

He commended the Federal Government and TETFUND for providing the fund to execute the projects, adding that without the fund, all Nigerian universities would have collapsed.
The VC said the university has introduced additional undergraduate and postgraduate courses due to the availability of structures that were capable of accommodating higher number of students population.

He stressed that the university has zero tolerance for social vices such as cultism, examination malpractice and corrupt tendencies of what ever form.

The TETFund is a body set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria ostensibly to arrest the rot and deterioration in the educational infrastructure occasioned by long period of neglect and very poor resource allocation.

In 2011, the Education Trust Fund, ETF was renamed TETFund by the ETF Act

Auwalu Birnin-kudu

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