TETFUND pledges support to Kogi confluence university

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof Elias Bogoro, during a working vist to the agency headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, by the governor on the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara

By Funmilayo Adeyemi

–  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has pledged support Kogi Government’s Confluence University of Science and in Osara.
TETFUND Executive Secretary, Prof. Elias Bogoro, made the pledge when he received Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, was a working visit his office, in Tuesday.
A issued by the Chief Press Secretary the Governor, Mr Onogwu Muhammed, Bogoro described the efforts of Bello in establishing a specialised university in Kogi as laudable.
Bogoro assured the governor the agency would give maximum support to the university, like all tertiary institutions in the country.
He said the idea of setting up a university of science and by the government was a well-thought out one, noting it would the capacity gap in the nation’s industries.
He said TETFUND had core objectives of providing funding for educational facilities and infrastructural developments across the country.
TETFUND’s mandate, according to him, include promoting creative and innovative approach to educational learning and services and to stimulate, support and enhance improvement activities in the educational areas.
He said that these areas included teachers’ education, teaching practice, library and special education programmes.
Speaking earlier, Bello said that the aim of his visit was to brief the executive secretary the establishment of the university, as well seek the agency’s support for the rapid of the institution.
Bello disclosed that funds necessary for the -off of the school had been earmarked, while calling TETFUND and relevant international organisations to assist in the of the institution.
He said that in an era where almost everything was done with , an institutions like the Confluence University of Science and would provide the needed manpower for the country in her technological advancement bid.
The for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology earlier passed by the Kogi of Assembly, was assented to by Gov. Bello in August.(NAN)