The Federal Government has expressed commitment to improve the competitiveness of Nigerian Universities to be among top global institutions in areas of research and development.
The Chairman Board of Trustees of Tertiary Education Fund TETfund Alhaji Kashim Imam stated this at a media briefing in Maiduguri.
The Chairman observed that it is not acceptable the current global ranking of Nigerian Universities, noting that a summit would soon be convened to address the challenges militating against the progress and advancement of tertiary institutions in the country.
“We are determined to going forward, provide the necessary funding to create the enabling environment that will make our universities rank higher”.
Alhaji Kashim Imam said TETfund has financed over ten thousand projects in 226 tertiary institution across the country.
According to him, 300 billion naira has been earmarked this year to improve infrastructure, laboratory, human capacity and research and development in the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
The Chairman Board of Trustees of TETfund highlighted some of the projects being executed to uplift the standard of tertiary education for the year 2021, to include Energising Education Project that will provide uninterrupted power supply across 42 campuses, facilitating e-learning programmes and provision of hostels to address accommodation deficit.