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…Promises More Intervention In Kwara Tertiary Institutions
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has pledged to increase its intervention to tertiary institutions in the State.
Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arch. Sonny Echono made the promise when he received the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, on a courtesy visit in Abuja yesterday.
He commended Kwara state for leading the north in education right from the Colonial period, which has been reflected even in the number of institutions in the state.
The TETFund executive secretary also pledged to help the state actualize its dream of converting some of the Colleges of Education in the state into Universities.
He said, “Kwara has been very useful to the country in providing institutions that train teachers from the basic level of education.
“On our end, we have introduced a new intervention line last year where we try to upgrade security facilities in our beneficiary institutions.
“We are doing something about it and Kwara will be featured in that equation. So I really want to appreciate His excellency for taking time to come,” he said.
Earlier, the governor said the visit was to seek for more TETfund assistance and also commend the Fund fund for its strides.
“In Kwara now, we are trying to convert all our colleges of education to universities so we need your assistance to do that.
“We have a challenge of security, water sanitation and all that but I think those are challenges we can work together to mitigate.
“Mainly, this visit is to say you are doing a good job and on behalf of the people and government of Kwara state we say thank you for the job you have done and we appreciate you.”
Speaking further on security, the governor commended the security organisation in Nigeria, saying that Kwara state has organised security architecture such that it includes safe school Projects, making sure it fence their schools.
“If you go across Nigeria today you will realize that most of our schools are not fenced. Things are catching up with us so we are doing the safe school project where at local government level we are putting up an early warning system.
“We are constantly checking those who are coming into the communities. Kwara is one of the safest states in Nigeria and if you go to Kwararafa, basically you feel relaxed,” he added.


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