A member of the Board of Trustees, Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETFund), representing the SouthWest, Lady Anna Kolawole, has charged scholars to carry out research that would bring about positive economic growth and development to Nigeria. Lady Kolawole gave this charge while addressing scholars embarking on TETFund-sponsored academic projects in the University. She stated that in carrying out such researches, they should also work in conjunction with industries and factories, to come up with real findings and solutions that would add value to the system.

The Board of Trustees member added that TETFund has a new Department for Research and Centre of Excellence, as she called on all federal institutions to establish same, for all hands to be on deck, to move the country forward. She also encouraged the University to access the research grants of about N3 billion available for use from TETFund. She commended the University for the impressive reports received from the Fund’s Desk Officer for the University, Dr. Pius Akintokun. “In short, you are doing well academically. Thank God you are a very settled University; you don’t always go on strike. We are going with good records from here”, she said.

In his remarks, the Director, Centre for Internationalisation and Partnerships (CENIP) and the Desk Officer of TETFund, Dr. Akintokun, appreciated TETFund for making funds available to the University, while he assured that FUNAAB would continue to embark on impactful research that would touch the lives of the people and improve the economy of the country. According to him, at least 17 scholars that had so far benefited from TETFund, were already back to the University, while many more were still undergoing training.

Last Updated on December 16, 2014 by admin

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