The Federal Government has expressed commitment to improve the competitiveness of Nigerian Universities to be among top global institutions in areas of research and development.

The Chairman Board of Trustees of Tertiary Education Fund, TETFUND, Alhaji Kashim Imam stated this at a media briefing in Maiduguri.

The chairman said the meeting was to address the challenges militating against the progress and advancement of tertiary institutions in the country.

Alhaji Kashim Imam said TETFUND has financed over ten thousand projects in 226 tertiary institutions across the country.

He explained that N300 billion has been earmarked this year to improve infrastructure, laboratory, human capacity and research and development in the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

The Chairman Board of Trustees of TETFUND highlighted some of the projects being executed to uplift the standard of tertiary education for the year 2021, to include provision of uninterrupted power supply across 42 campuses, facilitating e-learning programmes and provision of hostels to address accommodation deficit.

Net/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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