//PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES 7.5 BILLION AS EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FUND

PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES 7.5 BILLION AS EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FUND

President Muhammadu Buhari has reviewed upward the National Research Fund (NRF) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) from N3 billion to N7.5 billion for the year 2020.

TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, who disclosed this during the organisation’s Board of Trustees (BoT) retreat in Abuja, pointed out that the latest approval makes the agency the largest holder of research grant in Nigeria.

He further stated that the President also approved the establishment of six medical simulation research and clinical training facilities in six colleges of medicine in each geopolitical zone within the year.

Bogoro noted that the authorisation provided TETFund an opportunity to provide 12 COVID-19 and related infectious disease molecular laboratories, two in each geopolitical zone, making the fund the highest single provider of the disease’s test centres nationwide.