35, 0000 scholars benefit from Tetfund’s PhD, Master’s training

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has said that about 35,000 academic staff have so far benefitted from its Masters and PhD training programme.

The agency said it had put in place mechanisms through specialised training to ensure Nigerian graduates are easily employable in the society.

It noted that its Centres of Excellence are also churning out cutting-edge research to meet Nigeria’s developmental needs.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono said this when he received the Anambra Governor Charles Soludo at the headquarters of the agency on Tuesday in Abuja.

Soludo was at TETFund to seek strategic partnership in the delivery of intervention projects in tertiary institutions in the state.

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said such collaboration would ensure TETFund’s projects in the state bring about a more robust impact.

Echono said: “In the last 11 years, 35,000 academic staff have been trained in Master’s and PhDs. We have also done a lot in the research component of our intervention. We are also working on the employability of our graduates by linking our institutions with industries.”