Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, has said that about 12, 000 lecturers of tertiary institutions in the country have been sponsored by the fund to further their education within and outside the country.
Bogoro made this known in an interview with newsmen in Yola where he noted that so far about 7,000 of the sponsored lecturers had completed their studies.
Bogoro urged tertiary institutions to implement the policy of retaining their first class graduates saying that the fund was committed to sponsoring such graduates retain as lecturers to further their education in the best universities in the World such as Havard, Oxford and California Institute of Technology.
Bogoro, who was in Yola to commission the Academic Publishing Centre, APC of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, MAUTECH, built by TETFund, said such centre would be established in the six geopolitical zones and
Abuja to promote reading and writing culture.
“ I am so happy to be here in Yola, being the very first to be completed. We will provide printing facilities; we are going for the very best in the world”, Bogoro said.
Bogoro who reiterated the fund’s commitment to massive intervention in upgrading public tertiary institutions said the poor rating of Nigerian institutions is unacceptable.
He cautioned state governments to stop playing politics with education by establishing tertiary institutions which they could not cater for.
“Tertiary institutions should be established when the owner has the capacity to fund them. We should stop playing politics with education.”
He noted that between 90 to 95 per cents of infrastructures in many state owned tertiary institutions were provided by TETFund making one to wonder who own the institutions.

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