The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has rejected plans by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to include private universities in the country as beneficiaries of its projects.
ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, who disclosed the position of the union during a two-day interactive session between TETFund and all unions of beneficiary institutions, argued that such moves would lead to the proliferation of private universities devoid of quality.
Osodeke urged TETFund to work more on the monitoring method of its projects across the country. He stressed that the level of performance by the beneficiary institutions is not in tandem, as some of them receive the same amount of money.
Dailypost reported that the ASUU president also called on TETFund to apply sanctions to non-performing institutions and advocate for the abolition of what he referred to as the “stakeholders fund.”