The Plateau State University in Bokkos has confirmed that it has received a N1.2 billion intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Benard Matur, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bokkos.
According to Prof. Matur, the grant is the normal and zonal intervention for 2023. “We are indeed grateful to TETFund for granting us more than N1.2 billion as normal and zonal intervention for 2023 allocation,” he said.
The fund is being used to construct a 1,000 capacity female hostel and develop the Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit. Prof. Matur also revealed that 64 academic and non-academic staff of the university are currently on scholarship within and outside the country funded by TETFund.
In addition to the 17 existing academic programs, 25 new academic programs have been introduced in the institution at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. “We have also concluded plans for the take-off of our School of Business Studies with more than two dozen programs at the diploma, postgraduate, masters, and doctorate levels,” Prof. Matur said.
Prof. Matur promised to promote quality academic standards in the university, adding that such a move would enable its graduates to compete favorably in the wider society. He thanked the state government for its commitment to the growth and development of the university.