By Martin Paul in Abuja
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Executive Secretary, Professor Sulieman Bogoro, had charged heads of institutions to open up their system for impact assessment of their various projects.
Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at a meeting on Technical Advisory Committee on Impact Assessment (TACIA) with heads of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, Bogoro said there was the need for in dept assessment of projects carried out by institutions to justify amount spent on intervention.
Bogoro, who was represented by his Director, Strategic Planning and Development, Dr. Ifiok Ukim, said for decades, the Fund had not been deeply assessed, adding that it was time for self-scrutiny.
He said, the move became necessary because the fund had never presented itself for self-evaluation or examination over the years.
“ In the 20 years, of its interventions, the Fund had never presented itself for self-evaluation or examination”.
“Impact assessment which we are about to undertake is a contemporary phenomenon for reviewing and assessing progress made by any organization, is important to the Fund as it would reveal the strengths, weaknesses, progress, challenges and windows of opportunities for it to improve on its service delivery to its beneficiaries”.
“We at TETFund, are determined to maintain our status as one of the most visible, impactful and relevant intervention agencies that has become a model in Africa”.
“To carry out the impact assessment of TETFund interventions, we have carefully selected the best experts in Development work, Research and Scholarship”.
He disclosed that, on the 11th September 2019, he inaugurated the TETFund Technical Advisory Committee on Impact Assessment (TACIA) comprising 62 members including the leadership of ASUU.
“The Co-Chairmen of the Committee, Professor Nazifi Darma and Professor Placid Njoku are distinguished academics with lots of experience in development work. I have no doubt whatsoever that with the calibre of persons serving in the Committee they would deliver on the Committee’s mandate”.