Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Elias Bogoro, has commended Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello on the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara, Kogi state.
Prof Bogoro who received Governor Bello on a working visit to his office, stated that the effort of the state governor in establishing a specialised university in the state was a laudable one, assuring that the agency will give maximum support to the new university.
Bogoro said TETFund has the core objective of providing funding for educational facilities and infrastructural developments across the country.
He said the mandate of TETFund also includes promoting creative and innovative approaches to educational learning and services and to stimulate, support and enhance improvement activities in the educational foundation areas, like teachers’ education, teaching practice, library development and special education programmes.
He noted the Confluence University of Science and Technology, which is a specialised tertiary institution, will enjoy the support of the agency just like all other tertiary institutions in the country.
Prof Bogoro said the idea of setting up a university of science and technology by the state government was a well-thought out one, noting that it will bridge the human capacity gap in the nation’s industries.
Earlier, Governor Bello stated that the aim of his visit was to brief the Executive Secretary of the agency on the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara, and to as well seek support for the rapid development of the institution.