BY OLUFUNKE JOHNSON
The Oversight Team from Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND has visited the University of Lagos for an on-the –spot assessment of construction projects funded by TETFUND.
The delegation which comprise of its Chair, Senator Barau Jibrin, Vice Chairman, Senator Yahaya Tijjani Kaura, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Senator Sam Egwu, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Senator Magnus Abe, and Senator Foster Ogola among others was led round the University by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
Their first port of call was the site of the gigantic TETFUND Modern Library building which is still under construction after which the delegation moved to the Scholars Hostels buildings which according to the Vice Chancellor is to accommodate exchange students from other institutions across the world. The Committee Chairman, Senator Barau Jibrin commended the effort of the institution at ensuring that the Hostels are of standard.
The delegation thereafter moved to the University Medical Centre where a massive renovation and expansion of the existing building is being carried out. According to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the project is being funded through the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR of the school adding that it was awarded for a sum of 80million naira.
Senator Barau Jibrin commended the management of the institution for funding such project through its IGR, calling on other universities to follow suit by looking inwards on how to generate funds to help themselves adding that the federal government cannot fund every project in its universities.
Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, described the achievements as a collective responsibility which is a product of having a management with the interest of the institution at heart.
The Vice Chancellor then led the delegation to the Faculty of Social Sciences where a 500 seating capacity Lecture Theatre also funded by TETFUND is being built. Here the delegation was also satisfied with the pace at which the project was being developed.