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Ododo seeks more TETFund intervention for infrastructure in Kogi institutions

Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi, has asked for more intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for infrastructure in the state-owned tertiary institutions. 

Ododo spoke in Abuja on Thursday during a courtesy visit to Sonny Echono, executive secreatary of TETFund.

The governor was accompanied by Wemi Jones, Kogi commissioner for education, and Kit Eniola, vice-chancellor of Kogi state university.

Ismaila Isah, media aide to Ododo, said in a statement that the Kogi governor’s visit was to seek more intervention for tertiary institutions in state from TETFund.

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“I commend TETFund for the impact in the development of tertiary education in Kogi State particularly the speedy development of our brand new Kogi State University, Kabba which recently held its maiden matriculation of its first set of over 1000 students and has fully commenced academic activities,” the statement reads.

“I must say that TETFund has made remarkable impact in supporting higher institutions in Kogi state such as the Prince Abubakar Audu University Ayingba, Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, College of Education Ankpa, College of Education (Technical) Kabba, but we will continue to seek your support for intervention in developing critical infrastructure in our tertiary educational institutions to help in advancing our agenda for accelerated human capital development in the state.”

He said education remains the most important catalyst for development in any society.

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The governor assured that his administration will promote key priority areas in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in all the higher institutions in Kogi to ensure that no child of school age is left behind.

On his part, Echono promised that the agency will continue to support Kogi through its interventions in tertiary education to enhance the governor’s vision of accelerated human capital development in the state.

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