The Vice-Chancellor of Westley University, Ondo State, Prof. Obeka Samuel has reiterated the call for the inclusion of private universities as beneficiaries of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in the country.
He said it had been a disservice to the nation as the private varsities were not included in the TETFund scheme.
He stated this while speaking with our correspondent on the campus of the institution.
The don urged the Federal Government to retake a look at the matter and do the needful in the interest of the educational development of the country.
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He said, “We have discussed this matter time without number at our national and international meetings. One of the disservices a nation can do to its tertiary institutions is to segregate against institutions that are not owned by the federal or state government.
“ The TETFund concentrates only on the university that is established by the federal and state governments, neglecting those that are established by voluntary organisations and faith-based like this. It is my earnest appeal to the federal government to extend and expand the frontier of TETFund towards the development of faith-based institutions like WESLEY University, Ondo.”
Samuel, who confirmed that all the programmes of the institutions had been accredited by the National Universities Commission, stated that the students of the institution, who were members of the Methodist Church of Nigeria were enjoying the scholarship of the scheme.
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