VC Calls for Inclusion of Private Varsities in TETFUND

Private Universities exist in Nigeria and pay the same tax as public Universities. As such, private Universities should also benefit from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), a scheme set up by the Federal government for development of public universities. This is the position of the Vice Chancellor of Renaissance University, Professor Charles Onochie. Renaissance University is a private University located in Ugbawka, Enugu state.

This argument has been raging and Prof. Onochie added his voice to the issue during the maiden edition of the institution’s convocation ceremonies last weekend. He argued that private and public universities are partners in progress, and both produce graduates that feed the nation’s labour market. He also said this was one of the reasons for higher fees paid in private universities.

Let’s see what government feels about this position.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Anyadubalu Somto.c.

    woooww, wonderful. Happy for you dear.

  2. Private universities pay more in terms of school fees, they can single handedly upgrade and develop their schools with or without the aid of TETFUND

  3. Private universities should also be allowed to benefit from TETFUND after all, they pay the same tax as public universities

  4. Agbasimelo sharon

    wow.. that’s really wonderful

  5. That’s good

  6. Muotolum victoria

    ooòoooooo
    una doo. nice one

  7. Nneka precious udekwe

    That is good

  8. This is nice. Anwuka chetachi assumpta. 2016054027D/E.quiz no 85

  9. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Private universities, as we all know pay substantial amount of money as school fees and part of the money are being allocated to the government. So i see no reason why they shouldn’t benefit from the tertiary education trust fund (TETFUND ). 2ndly is that, since the universities (Private) have been approved and accredited by the government itself, they should equally include them in any of their budgets, by so doing, there will be no discrimination of any sort. This is my candid opinion.

  10. Nice one

  11. Fair enough…

  12. I strongly concur with professor charles

  13. Uzor Cecilia Ifunanya

    everyone should get a share in the national cake

  14. Udorji Ozioma Yvonne

    Private universities should be considered in this

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