Governor AbdulRazaq seeks TETFund’s support to upgrade state-owned Colleges of Education to Universities in Kwara

Earlier today, I met with the leadership of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in Abuja, where I sought for more support for our tertiary institutions and infrastructural upgrade of our Colleges of Education in Kwara State.

On my entourage were distinguished Senator Sadiq Umar (Kwara North); and House of Representatives members Honourables Ahmed Yinka Aluko (Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency) and Mukhtar Tolani Shagaya (Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency).

We were warmly received by the executive secretary of TETFUND Arch. Sonny Echono and his amiable team.

Our administration has begun the process of elevating one of the three Colleges to a University of Education in the first instance, while others will follow later. To execute our transformative plans for these institutions, we need to commit new investments into them, especially in the area of infrastructure. This is where we seek the support of TETFund.

As of 2019 when we were inaugurated, the Colleges of Education were all down. From being locked up for non-payment of staff salaries and lack of accreditation, we revamped the schools, and they are a lot better and stable than we met them.

During the meeting, I commended TETFund for acting true to the mandate of its founding. Whether in the North or South of the country, the footprints of TETFUND are visible enough. I specifically thanked the agency for the huge investments in Kwara State University, including the recently commissioned modern library, which is one of the best in the country today. We hope to get more.

We welcome new management thinking and reforms that will support our schools to imbibe modern teaching practices and techniques that fully consider the realities of the 21st century global economy.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON

Governor Kwara State/Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum

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