By The Evangelist News edition, April 14, 2023.
The latest disbursement of N320.3 billion as intervention funds for public tertiary institutions is yet another evidence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire to improve higher education in the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, said in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke that the 2023 Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, disbursement to tertiary institutions is the highest in 30 years.
“If there is any administration that many Nigerians are not fair to, it is the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which has been accused of ignoring the education sector.
“But the latest information from TETFund has once more shown how insincere many of the critics of the administration have been in their assessment.
“We have been constantly assailed with tales of poor funding of public tertiary institutions but the facts on ground have continued to put a lie to that claim as seen in the latest TETFund approvals to the schools.
“According to the TETFund Executive Secretary, the 2023 allocation to tertiary institutions is N320bn which represents the highest disbursement to the institutions since the Fund was created 30 years ago.
“For the avoidance of doubt, each federal university is to get N1.154billion, the polytechnics get N699.3million each while colleges of education are to receive N800.8million each for 2023 alone