Nigeria increases higher education research funding by N4.5bn

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As a result of the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus in the country, the Nigerian government said it has increased funding for tertiary education research by N4.5 billion for the year 2020.

It reportedly did so based on the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari through the National Research Fund (NRF) domiciled in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

The fund available for research-based activities was increased from N3 billion to 7.5 billion.

According to educeleb.com, the executive secretary of TETFund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, disclosed this at the 2020 TETFund Board of Trustees Retreat in Abuja on Wednesday last week, where he noted that the latest approval makes the…



Source: Nigerian Tribune