Entreprenuership programmes in tertiary institutions; TETFUND release N100m

By admin on 15/11/2014

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To articulate appropriate strategies for growing entrepreneurship skills for national development, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) has released N100 million for the establishment of entrepreneurship centers in each federal and state universities across the country.

 

The Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) Professor Sulaiman Elias Bogoro, while disclosing this at a capacity building workshop on entrepreneurship development in public tertiary institutions for lecturers in the northeast region held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Gubi campus, noted that TetFund has approved a five-year 2014 to 2019 vision for fund to deepen its focus on academic content, quality and excellence.        

According to Bogoro, the training is geared towards the enhancement of knowledge, skills and abilities of lecturers in business development skills, for knowledge impartation on students using train-the trainers approach.
He explained that entrepreneurship has become an increasingly important avenue towards accelerating economic growth in any country and also a major factor considered for ranking of universities across the world.
 
Meanwhile, Chairman Board of Trustees TetFund Dr. Musa Babayo has revealed that supporting entrepreneurship development in tertiary Institutions is in line with the Transformation agenda of president Goodluck Jonathan and the vision 20,2020 which will put Nigeria among the 20 biggest economies of the world by the year 2020”.        

 

Posted on November, 15 2014

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