Lecturers flayed for shunning study funds

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By DAYO JOHNSON

THE Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Prof Adeyemi Idowu, has criticised the non-utilization of study funds in the custody of the  Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-FUND) by the academic staff  of tertiary institutions.

Idowu made the criticism during the opening ceremony of the National Delegates Congress of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union hosted by the college.

He lamented that many lecturers were not making efforts to improve themselves academically through research and training programmes despite the fact that there is an idle fund to cater for such purpose.

“It is within our reach to make use of the available government funding to develop ourselves as teachers”, he stated.

“We need to improve and develop ourselves to meet the demands of teaching, learning, research and imparting the right knowledge into our students and rub shoulders with other colleagues in higher institutions within and outside Nigeria”.

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