TETFUND Decries ‘Alarming’ Absconding Of Nigerians In Foreign Institutions

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Arc. Sonny Echono.

MAKURDI, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) on Monday decried the number of number of students that have absconded in foreign institutions.

Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Acr. Sonny Echono described the situation as “alarming”.

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“We have a database now, which we are refining each time because, the institutions are the ones submitting the report, although it is a difficult thing to get the accurate report. Some did not abscond but they exceeded their course period. Some have extensions in their programme but we have a very good idea and the number is not encouraging”, Arc. Echono said in Makurdi, Benue State.

He, however, said the TETFund was collaborating with Nigerian embassies, the embassies of the country where beneficiaries are and the institutions to enforce terms of agreement.

Echono further said Tetfund has expended nearly N320 billion on projects in tertiary educational institutions nationwide in 2023.

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