The Plateau University, Bokkos, has confirmed that it has received the sum of N1.2 billion intervention from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Benard Matur, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today, July 8 said: “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.
”The fund is being used to construct a 1,000 capacity female hostel and develop the Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit.”
Matur said that 64 academic and non academic staff of the University were currently on scholarship within and outside the country, funded by TETFund.
The Vice-Chancellor added that 25 new academic programmes were introduced in the institution in addition to the 17 existing ones.
He explained that the newly introduced programmes would be at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.