The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has listed Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, as beneficairy of the body’s intervention fund.
The development was announced during a brief ceremony by Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Executive Secretary of TETFund, who was represented by Barr. Ifiok Ukim, Director, Strategic Planning and Development, who followed the approval granted to the university’s requast by the TETFund Board of Trustees.
A statement which was made available to newsmen on Sunday by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Betcher Ekhosuhun, stated that the enlistment, no doubt, puts to rest, the ownership and withdrawal of operational license rumour of Edo University, which was recently speculated on social media by mischief makers.
“Edo University, Iyamho, has now loined the league of institutions benefiting from the annual interventions from the Fund which will enable the university to provide critical infrastructures for her staff and students and also to provide a better learning environment.
“The university hopes to increase her contribution in putting research works in the public domain by ensuring that the intervention from TETFund is adequately deployed to research with a view to finding solutions to the challenges being faced in the country in general and the world at large,” the statement reads in part.
Expressing appreciation, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, thanked the TETFund Board of Trustees for finding the university worthy of enlistment and also promised that the university would be a worthy partner in the relationship with the Fund.