The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said the recent monetary policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has created difficulties in payment of foreign scholarship tuition and stipends.
Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, disclosed this at a One-Day Stakeholders Engagement on Emerging Issues with the TETFund Intervention in Abuja .
Echono said since the fund’s allocation was barely enough to service programmes under its Tertiary Scholarship for Academic Staff (TSAS), the fund was considering suspending foreign scholarships while also considering upward review of local scholarships.
The Fund at this material time is also discouraging beneficiary institutions from initiating new Benchwork programmes.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, House Committee on TETFund, Princes Miriam Onuoha, said in making essential infrastructure available in tertiary institutions, there was need to ensure inclusivity especially with Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD).
According to her, in the physical planning, we must make accessible the building to be accommodating to the needs of PLWD.