TETFund will make private varsities affordable — JABU VC



Allowing private universities to benefit from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund can lead to a reduction in tuition fees, the Vice-Chancellor, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Prof. Sola Fajana, has said.
The vice-chancellor made this statement recently while addressing a delegation of the Nigerian Universities Commission, which came to gather facts on the proposed Distance Learning Institute of the institution.

Fajana said it was high time government realised that private and public universities were co-partners in the educational development of the nation.
He noted that the huge demand for higher education in the country could only be met if more private universities were empowered, adding that financial assistance to private universities could lead to a reduction in tuition, making higher education accessible to more potential students.



“Our university is 10 years old and virtually all infrastructural development comes from proprietors, donors and internally-generated revenues through tuition.
“Our efforts to enjoy municipal services have been abortive, yet we have remained faithful in the discharge of corporate citizenship responsibilities,” he said.
Fajana also noted that the university had invested resources in the proposed DLI programme for qualitative learning.
“We have applied for the community radio licence. Teleconferencing is currently available in the ICT Centre and is being set up for the DLI. We are making sure that the institute takes off on a sound note,” he said.
Source: TodayNg



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