The Vice Chancellor of Babcock University Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has said for private universities to benefit from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) grants,the law which established the fund should be reviewed by the National Assembly.
He spoke at a media luncheon held at the Babcock Guest House, last Sunday.
The VC said the law that established TETFund did not include private institutions as beneficiaries.
“For private institutions to benefit from TETFund grants, the law that established the fund must be reviewed by the National Assembly,” he said.
He also urged Federal Government and media owners to enhance the welfare and standard of living of journalists in the country. This,he said,would make them more committed and also rub off positively on the profession.
” I use this opportunity to call on government and media owners to do more than they currently do to enhance the practice and living standards of Nigerian journalists. It is high time that lifetime retirement benefits for journalist were put in place. This will ensure more commitment of journalists to their profession and enhance standard of practice,” he said.
The don said the institution had contributed to the nation’s socio-political, industrial and cultural development through innovations.
“Our greatest asset as a university remains our human resource. Professor Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, a Professor of Law at our School of Law and Security Studies, won the 2021 NLG Prize for Literature.
“Another of our faculty members, Prof. Bankole Sodipo, is one of the 72 eminent lawyers who have been elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.