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TETfunf: Present a 30-Seater Coaster Bus to NANS,engages them in project monitoring on campuses


TETfunf: Present a 30-Seater Coaster Bus to NANS,engages them in project monitoring on campuses

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) presented a 30-seater Coaster Bus to National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and engaged them to monitor its projects in tertiary institutions across the country.

The Executive Secretary, TETFund, Sonny Echono, while presenting a 30-seater bus to NANS in Abuja on Monday, said that the donation of the bus was to ease and address transportation issues on campuses.

He also said that project monitoring on Campuses is necessary to put contractors on check.

Echono said that the fund was also committed, through constant dialogue with NANS to meet students’ needs, noting that they are the centre of any policy on education.

”Education is about students and how to equip them with the right skills and knowledge to contribute to development.

”TETFund is consulting with them to find out their needs and with significant engagement, we want them to be our eyes in tertiary institutions.

”This is because when something is giving in our campuses, we should have multiple aid of getting the information we want.

” We want to identify in each campus a contact person to confirm whether our intervention is yielding fruit,” he said.

The executive secretary said that the fund also had a similar engagement with staff unions to help monitor projects on campuses with the aim of harvesting expectations.

He added that the fund would continue to work with students to improve on  students accommodations through Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the private sector.

Responding, the National President of NANS, Usman Barambu, commended the fund for donating the bus following their request to President Bola Tinubu few weeks ago.

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Barambu said that students don’t actually benefit directly from TETFund and so laid this particular complaint which had yielded results.

He assured the fund to put thorough check on TETFund projects on campuses while also ensuring contractors carry out their assigned contracts dutifully.

” Without TETFund our higher Institutions would have collapse by now, TETfund has been helpful to higher education

”When we tabled our request with the president, we said to him that over 90 per cent of projects executed in tertiary institutions is done by TETFund.

”We will ensure we do our best to monitor the contractors in our campuses for proper monitoring of projects

”There should also be a disciplinary measure put in place to sanction contractors that deviate in what they are supposed to do,” he said.

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