Tetfund Warns 226 Beneficiary Institutions against Poor Service Delivery

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By Kuni Tyessi

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions statutorily benefiting from its interventions to inculcate efficient service delivery that would ensure that Nigerian higher institutions compete favourably with the best in the world.

The fund warned that its desire to achieve results in line with its mandate could be jeopardised if tertiary institutions would render dysfunctional services.

The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, who stated this yesterday in Abuja at a workshop organised by the fund for nodal officers and directors of quality assurance of the 226 beneficiary institutions with the theme: “Building Skills for Effective Service Delivery,” noted that the workshop was organised by the fund to engender synergy between the agency and its beneficiaries.

Bogoro said: “We want to achieve result as TETFund in line with our mandate. However, this could be jeopardised if there are dysfunctional in our beneficiary institutions.

“The hallmark of the fund is built on the bedrock of effectiveness and efficiency. This is because of the anticipated impact we seek to achieve in all our beneficiary institutions.”

Bogoro, who was represented by the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretary, Mr. Uchendu Wogu, said the theme of the workshop was crafted on the premise of building skills in the benefiting institutions.

The TETFund boss said the training would equip participants with skill-oriented ideas in the face of global competitiveness, adding that key objectives of building skills for effective service delivery would be extensively delivered by experienced resource persons.

He said that the areas of interest in the training would include “quality assurance methods and enforcement in infrastructure and content abased interventions in the beneficiary institutions,” as well as “strategic planning, corporate objectives and call analysis; effective communication and efficient service delivery in the era of ICT,” among others.

Speaking on the expected outcome of the workshop, the National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Ms. Nnena Akajemeli, expressed confidence that the training would enhance better management of processes and systems, and would be monitored to measure compliance.

Akajemeli said that satisfaction and quality service delivery would also be assured when processes and systems are monitored to measure compliance.

She further stated that quality and honest feedbacks are expected from the beneficiary institutions at the end of the training; as well as better engagement between the institutions and the service providers in TETFund.

“We expect effective partnership thereafter; and the new intervention guidelines are also here and so they are going to take them through the processes of these guidelines and what it entails.

“It is preparing them to come forward with their expected obligations; so at the end we expect enhanced engagement between the beneficiary institutions and their service provider, TETFund,” she said.