All over the world, education sector plays a key role in providing the needed balance in the form of skilled manpower, developing techniques and methodologies that are required for the nation to thrive.
To achieve this, organisations are investing in the management and training of human capital development of its staff to enable them contribute and enhance the economic position of their respective countries.
It is based on this premise that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) created the department of academic staff training and development to enhance the skills and knowledge of lecturers to perform better.
So far, the Fund has expended over N185bn in the training of 35,000 scholars under its Academic Staff training in public tertiary institutions across the country.
The TETFund Scholarship for Academic Staff commenced in 2008 with the sole aim of training and up-scaling the educational capacity of the academic staff of beneficiary institutions.
Speaking recently when representatives of TETFund scholars alumni steering committee paid a courtesy visit to the executive secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, the acting director of academic staff training and development, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam said the Fund is training scholars both locally and internationally.