Constant changes in the appointment of heads of institutions and desk officers across the country make it difficult for newly appointed officers to understand the responsibility of interfacing with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) on various intervention programmes and needs of their institutions.
The Executive Secretary of TEFund, Arc. Sunday Echono, stated this at the opening of the workshop organised by the agency’s intervention programmes in beneficiary institutions on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.
Represented at the workshop by the South South zonal TETFund coordinator, Engr. Aminu Dumburi, expressed the hope that issues militating against the smooth running of the TETFund would be tackled head-on at the workshop.
Arc Echono said in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its mandate and interventions across the beneficiary institutions, TETFund had taken proactive steps to address issues relating to distressed projects across institutions by visiting audit process and implementing monitoring and evaluation policy.
Arc Echono, who used the opportunity to remind the participants of the significance of the workshop, urged them to utilise the platform to discuss issues affecting their institutions and intervention lines.
He called on participants to makes good contributions, and suggest ideas on how best TETFund could improve in its intervention lines, remain valuable and significant to the operations of the agency.
Thje Executive Secretary, who described the choice of the theme of the workshop; “lmproving TETFund lntervention Programmes and Processing Beneficiary institutions” as apt , said the workshop is to bridge the gap existing between the fund and the beneficiary institutions regarding the procedures with regards to all its intervention lines.