Devote lockdown to research, TETFUND charges lecturers, students

Professor Elias Bogoro, TETFUND Executive Secretary

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has urged Nigerian students and lecturers to make the most of the lockdown period by engaging in research.

Schools across the country have been shut since mid-March in a bid to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Covid-19 has emptied our classrooms but shouldn’t empty our minds”, TETFUND stated on its Facebook page on Wednesday.

Recall that TETfund Executive Secretary, Suleiman Bogoro had said that the nation was counting on local content inventions and ideas to among other things, improve businesses, technologies, governance and create jobs.

“Research on problem solving suitable for our Nigerian content and environmental growth are the best option for industrial development,” he said.

It also said that students should read ahead as they prepare for a fresh start in school, as soon as the Coronavirus pandemic was over.

Furthermore, it urged everyone not to violate government’s stay-at-home directive but to comply with the Covid-19 public health advisory, including washing of one’s hands.

TETfund is responsible for making intervention in public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria through funding and effective project management.

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Meanwhile, university teachers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have not disclosed any plans to call off their indefinite strike at the moment.

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