Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of TETFund, Alhaji Kashim Imam, disclosed this on Wednesday when he led a delegation of the fund to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on an assessment visit.
Imam said for 2021 alone, the fund was investing N25 billion on academic staff training and development.
Imam said the team was in the university for a verification visit and to assess the impact of the training programmes, through interaction with management and beneficiaries.
He noted that the fund had to suspend the sponsorship of academic staff attending international conferences, when it discovered that some staff who collected money for such conferences did not attend.
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