THE Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has disbursed a sum of N12 billion to 12 public universities selected as pioneer TETFund Centres of Excellence (TCoEs), to lead research efforts in various fields critical to addressing the nation’s development challenges. The 12 universities selected as TETFund’s pioneer centres of excellence include the University of Abuja, University of Benin, University of Ibadan, University of Maiduguri, and Bayero University Kano. Others are Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa, University of Uyo, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, University of Jos, University of Lagos, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, and Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto. He further urged the universities to equip the centres and invest the funds wisely to achieve the objectives for establishing the centres. Earlier, the Director of Research and Development Centre, TETFund, Dr Salihu Bature, expressed hope that all Nigerian universities would eventually become centres of excellence.
Source: Nigerian Tribune November 26, 2020 15:56 UTC