TETFUND Allocates N2bn Intervention Fund To Agric Varsity
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has allocated over N2 billion to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
A statement by the spokesperson of the fund, Ebikwo Benn said the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa disclosed this when he commissioned multiple projects sponsored by the fund at the university.
Dr Baffa said the intervention was aimed at making the university a world class agricultural training institution.
He lamented that the varsity has been lagging behind due to its inability to access over N2 billion already allocated to it since 2013.
“I must say the university is doing well but one hitch that has been hindering the springing up of more TETFund projects on this campus perhaps is the crisis that engulfed the university for so many years and became a huge impediment to draw down on its own allocation,” Baffa said.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Felix Kolawole Salako said he had discussed with TETFund on how the varsity could acess more interventions.
The commissioned projects include, 1,000-Seater Capacity Lecture Theatre, Science Laboratories and Furniture fittings for: 250-Seater Biology Laboratory; 250-Seater Chemistry Laboratory; 250-Seater Physics Laboratory; and Office Complex for the Laboratories, and Entrepreneurship Building and Furniture fittings.