The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has expressed worry over the poor state of education in the state and sought the support of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), to enhance infrastructural development.
Adeleke made this request during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, in Abuja.
The governor lamented that education has been on the decline in the state and emphasised the necessity of the visit to prioritise education.
While commending the fund for its role in enhancing tertiary education across the country, Adeleke acknowledged that hardly any development in tertiary institutions could be dissociated from TETFund.
“In Osun State, a significant portion of Nigeria’s education progress is due to TETFund’s efforts. We have benefited from TETFund in terms of infrastructure.
“I am here seeking support from TETFund for Osun State and requesting more assistance because our educational standards have significantly dropped.
Perhaps it’s because I have not come to see you; that’s why we have not received much attention in Osun State, and that’s why I am here. You are doing an excellent job, and you must continue,” he said.
Responding, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, highlighted the pivotal role tertiary education plays in any country, commending the governor for paying attention to education.