TETFund inaugurates College of Medicine complex in KASU

Newly constructed College of Medicine Complex Phase I, Kaduna State University by TETFund

THE Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) on Tuesday inaugurated a newly-constructed three-storey College of Medicine Complex Phase I at the Kaduna State University.

The Executive Secretary of the fund, Prof. Sonny Ochono, said during the event  at the campus, that the exercise was part of 162 projects being inaugurated in 54 tertiary institutions across the country.

Ochono,  represented by the Fund’s Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Babajide Olajide, said that the complex was constructed at the cost of N432 million under the 2014 to 2016 annual interventions projects.

According to him, the gesture is a clear demonstration of the Federal Government’s commitment to the provision of physical infrastructure in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

“It is our commitment at TETFund to ensure that value is obtained for funds allocated to benefiting institutions to aid teaching, learning and research.

“This, by implication, will make our institutions globally competitive.

“We believe that the facility will significantly impact the training of students by  providing a conducive working environment for staff and the  students.

The TETFund boss has lauded  the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Musa, and his management team for the quality and timely completion of the project.

“The Fund will continue to support you as you judiciously utilise the allocated funds for the project approved for your institution,” he said.

From Left: Provost of the College of Medicine, Prof. Abdullahi Abba (2nd); Registrar, Kaduna State University (KASU), Mr Samuel Manshop; Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, TETFund, Babajide Olajide; Vice-Chancellor, KASU, Prof. Abdullahi Musa, during the inauguration of the newly constructed College of Medicine Complex, KASU, funded by TETFund in Kaduna

The Vice-Chancellor thanked the Fund for funding the project 100 per cent and other strategic support to the university in the form of grant and special allocation.

Musa said the institution  was heading toward rapid transformation with a new management in place, saying “we are  working on strategies to consolidate the gains of our  predecessors to  take the school to greater heights”.

According to him, the  management is working tirelessly to place the university among top educational  institutions  of global repute.

Describing  the Fund as a “critical stakeholder”, the vice-chancellor expressed optimism of actualising the vision of repositioning the institution for global competitiveness.

“We will continue to partner with TETFund, and stakeholders in our pursuit of excellence and talent that will take the university to greater heights,” he said.

Also, the Provost of the College of Medicine, Prof. Abdullahi Abba, equally commended TETFund for the support, which he said had helped in securing accreditation from the  Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Abba said that the college absorbed medical students from other institutions due to  the availability of critical infrastructure and facilities.

He urged the Fund for continued support that would help in  repositioning  the university to deliver quality medical training and research.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the complex  was provided  with office furniture and equipment comprising  lecture halls, 38 offices,  toilets,  lecture room, two board rooms,  e-library and  conference halls. (NAN)

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