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TETFund disburses N550 million to Kaduna College of Education to address insecurity



The Kaduna State College of Education has recently been granted a substantial sum of N550 million from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). This news was communicated by Sonny Echono, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, during a gracious visit from a delegation representing the Kaduna State Government. The delegation, headed by Governor Uba Sani, visited the TETFund’s headquarters located in Abuja.

Echono conveyed that the allocated amount surpasses the usual funding allotments. Moreover, he disclosed that TETFund has also allocated N500 million to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

The purpose of these financial provisions, as reported by ThePressNG, is to support the completion of an ongoing project and to establish the university as a distinguished center of excellence.

How the funds will be utilized

Echono described Kaduna as one of the states where the fund has enjoyed the most support.

He said that the same amount was also given to Kaduna State University to complete some projects in its Kafanchan campus, adding that the Fund would expedite action to complete some projects in the university that earlier had challenges.

The TETFund boss assured the state government that one of the public tertiary institutions in the state would benefit from the TETFund special high-impact intervention in 2024, after the cycle of six years since the state last benefited.

He further pledged to look into the appeal lodged by the state governor to assist the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, in expanding its programs through the building of a faculty of agriculture.

He said,

  • “This year already, we made some special allocations beyond the normal allocations that all institutions get. ABU Zaria for example, again, not only was recognized as a centre of excellence, where we want to have a special centre in the area of education, but we also gave them some additional funds about 500 million to complete one project”.
  • “The same amount was also given to Kaduna State University to complete some projects in your Kafanchan campus.
  • “The College of Education you mentioned, that had the issue of security, I can confirm to you that in a matter of weeks ago, or some days ago, we released N550 million to them to address the issue of security; that’s the Kaduna State College of Education in Gidan Waya”.
  • “There is a sequence that we designed for the special high-impact projects on a zonal basis, and I know the Hon commissioners have been following. So, saying that next year should be the turn of Kaduna State”.
  • “I think the last time we were there was 2019 and we have a recycling of five years. We do it one per state. There’s equity in what we do here that when a state benefits, from a particular zone, it goes to other states before it comes back to that state”.
  • “Especially when we had the Northwest zone with the unfair decision of having seven states. So, what we try to do is to address that by limiting it to six to have some degree of parity. So that cycle I think Kadana State should be coming on board now for special high impact,” he said.