TETFund intervention in Nigerian tertiary institutions has enhance institutional effectiveness based on its massive support to public institutions in the areas of manpower development, research funding, library development, academic staff training as well as development, and physical infrastructural development needed for teaching and learning. No doubt, the establishment of TETFund by the Federal Government has bridge the infrastructural gap in public tertiary institutions. TETFund was designed by law to be an interventionist agency, but TETFund has ended up being the core sponsor of capital projects in Nigerian public institutions.

It is germane to state that all the projects sponsored by TETFund in Federal University of Technology, Minna are in line with the institution’s core mandate as a University of Science and Technology and has contributed immensely in the areas of teaching, learning and research.

This magazine is a compendium on TETFUND intervention in FUT, Minna in the last ten years (2006­2016) and our cover story titled: “To The Rescue: Appraising TETFUND Intervention in FUTMinna”succinctly chronicled the impact of TETFund intervention projects in Nigerian tertiary institutions and FUT, Minna in particular.

Pictures they say tell more than a thousand words, in this special package, we have pictures showcasing all TETFund projects in FUT, Minna starting from the iconic Academic Publishing Centre built by TETFund to service the publishing needs of academic staff in the North-Central zone of Nigeria and other infrastructural facilities projects sponsored by TETFund in the University.

We also have a special interview with the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji FAS, titled: “TETFund Has Contributed Immensely in Manpower Development of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria ” for your reading pleasure in this top-notch publication.

Also in this publication, we have a comprehensive list of all academic staff in the institution that have benefited from TETFund support in the areas of staff training and development, conference attendance, publication of journals and manuscript development.

The Executive Secretary, TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa once says that “Research is one of our focal point, we are determined to support cutting edge research that would turn around the fortune of Nigeria”. TETFund has walk the talk by sponsoring many researchers’ projects in the University through its institutional based research allocation. We have details of all the beneficiaries in this special publication for you.

The University has also benefited massively from TETFund support in the area of Library development. The University Library now boost of quality printing machines, books and high impact journals as well as an e-library section equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities for the benefit of students and staff. We have details of this and many more for you in this magazine.

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