New TETFUND boss says focusing on curriculum delivery is expedient to his administration

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By Joy Odor

The newly elected Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Funds (TETFUND), Arch. Sonny Echono has affirmed that focusing on curriculum delivery is expedient to his administration.

Mr Echono who stated a press briefing shortly after hanging and taking over leadership of TETFUND in Abuja on Monday said this will enable graduates to be relevant and not just employable, but this will invariably make them wealth creators.

According to him, Nigeria is in a position to play a key role in knowledge as fucos would center more on ICT and technology, which is required to improve curriculum delivery in the sector.

He also asserted that prominence will be accorded to the type of curriculum taught and its mode of delivery.

Mr Echono reassured Nigerians that his administration would build on the firm foundation already established by his predecessor.

He revealed that TETFUND had been a leading government agency, whose impact has always been felt, recognized and acknowledged across the globe.

He added that areas in the educational sector where improvements are required would be duly attended to.

The former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, said there was need to recognize this areas and take proper measures to improve on them to further boost innovation, research and economic growth.

He also emphasized that the tertiary institution should be seen as the hub for cultivation of ideas, new thinking and sheer development for all.

The Executive Secretary reiterated that focusing on curriculum delivery is expedient to his administration, as this will enable graduates to be relevant and not just employable, but this will invariably make them wealth creators.

The incumbent Executive Secretary stresses on the role of team play in any setting, since two heads are better than one.

He enjoined the staffs and other external bodies to judiciously use the available resources for the betterment of TETFUND.

Mr Echono commended the outgoing Executive Secretary, Prof Suleiman Bogoro for his timely and notable track records achieved during his tenure.

Mr Bogoro who expressed gratitude for a worthwhile tenure, disclosed that a summary of his achievements has been documented for access.

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