TETFund partners US Varsity to train academics across 238 tertiary institutions

Professor Elias Bogoro, TETFUND Executive Secretary

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETfund) said it has signed a five year agreement with the Morgan State University, USA, which would see close to 50 Doctorate and Post Doctorate students from the Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions attend the university anually.

TETfund made this known on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

In the words of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Suleiman E. Bogoro, “TETFund is glad to secure a worthy partnership with Morgan State University through the recently signed MOU that reflects a new paradigm in TETFund; geared towards content development of more than 220 public (federal- and state-owned) tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria.”

Bogoro said that the development would develop human capital that would play a great role in the country’s journey towards greatness.

“We appreciate the mutual respect and understanding between the leadership of both institutions in making this historic and special agreement a reality.

“We look forward to the future of shared opportunities between TETFund and Morgan towards meeting the human capital development, exchange programs, infrastructure and overall economic development aspirations of Nigeria and the USA,” he added.

On his part, the Morgan State University (MSU) President, David Wilson said that such academic exposure was the way to go in improving quality of life in a nation.

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“Morgan provides a World-class education, and we are appreciative of being given this opportunity to work in partnership with Nigeria to produce intellectual capital capable of advancing the nation toward its goals.

“Through this partnership, a framework is being created in which early, mid-level and senior career faculty and staff members from Nigeria’s 238 public universities, colleges of education and polytechnics can pursue their Ph.Ds. and postdoctoral research at Morgan in fields and disciplines relevant to the developmental needs of Nigeria,” he added.

Part of the responsibility of TETfund is to sponsor research projects across Tertiary institutions.

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