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TETFund Partners Rural Electrification Agency On Power

By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has expressed readiness to partner the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, to provide all public universities with independent power supply.

The fund said it is currently working in 27 universities, including Bayero University, Kano and Kwara State University, Matele to provide the institutions with power supply through solar installations. 

Chairman, Board of Trustees of TETFund, Alhaji Kashim Imam, stated this after a tour of the 250 kilowatts solar facility in Kwara State University Matele.

Imam, who was accompanied by a member of the TETFund Board of Trustees, representing South West, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, said despite beginning with a few universities, the fund will work to provide all public universities with independent power supply.

Earlier, the management of Kwara State University, while receiving the TETFund team, expressed gratitude to the agency for funding its 250 kilowatts solar installation, while calling on the agency for more funding to expand the project in 2021.

The TETFund team also monitored projects at Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin, where it is funding the construction of its Institute of Technology at the tune of N1 billion, and a couple of other projects.

The TETFund team also monitored projects at the Nigerian Army College of Education, Ilorin, where officials of the college called for more intervention on academic staff training at PhD level.

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