Buhari opens ₦700m TETFund projects in Oko Poly


President Muhammadu Buhari has officially opened six iconic projects worth N697, 924, 427.23 in the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State for public use, AF24NEWS reports.

He said the projects were part of the intervention efforts of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in this Polytechnic.

The President, represented by Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, urged the Polytechnic to take full advantage of the facilities and make good use of them for the educational and vocational development of the students.

He listed the projects to include Multipurpose Hall, ICT Main Building, School of Renewable Energy Building, Agricultural Technology Engineering Building, and Chemical Engineering Laboratory.


Describing education as a critical element in the socio-economic development of nations, Buhari said the commissioning of the projects would in no small measure further enhance teaching and learning and improvement of academic standards.

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He said, “You would agree with me that my administration’s support for intervention activities of TETFund, including the recent upward review of Education Tax from 2 to 2.5 percent has in no small measure contributed to the success stories the Fund and its beneficiary institutions have continued to record.

“It is on record that through the support of the Federal Government, TETFund has performed exceptionally in the provision of physical infrastructure, support for academic staff training and development, book publication, ICT, Research and Development amongst others in public tertiary educational institutions across the country.

He added: “It is important to note the Fund has also sponsored 101 lecturers from this Polytechnic for Ph.D degrees in both foreign and local institutions totaling N487,527,656.10; 60 for Masters Degrees in both foreign and local institutions totaling N293,102,460.00.

“90 staff have also been sponsored to attend Conferences Attendance in both foreign and local totaling N111,471,159.50.”