The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) was established by an Act of the National Assembly in June 2011. The Fund was set up to administer and disburse education tax collections to the Federal and State tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria with Federal College of Education Abeokuta inclusive. Beneficiaries of the Fund are required to apply the money for the underlisted: a) Provision of essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning b) Provision of Instructional materials and equipment c) Research, Book Development and Publication (Journals, et al) d) Academic Staff Training and Development e) Any other need, which in the opinion of the Board of Trustees is critical and essential for the improvement of quality and maintenance of standards in the educational institutions.
TETFUND in the Directorate of Academic Planning Office
The TETFund organ of the Directorate is saddled with the responsibilities of handling all Tetfund requests from Academic Staff as it relates to i) Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D) ii) Research Projects iii) Conferences iv) Book Developments and Academic Research Journals and v) Teaching Practice.
Updates on TETFund activities in the Directorate of Academic Planning Office
Conferences: in the last four years about 245 candidates have applied both for local and International conferences out of which 98 were approved by the Fund.
Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D): in the last four years, a total of 162 eligible Academic Staff that have met the conditions specified in the Revised.
TETFund Guidelines for accessing intervention benefitted from TETFund sponsorship in the following programmes:
Overseas training for Ph.D programmes
Local Training for Ph.D programme
MPhil / Ph.D
Research Projects: In line with the mandates of TETFund to promote research in public tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by reviving quality research among lecturers through two types of research Funds – Fund for Institution Based Research (IBR) and the National Research Fund (NRF), the College has been able to partake in outstanding IBR projects as detailed below:
S/N Research Beneficiary Research Title Ongoing Completed
1 Mrs. O. O. Oni Probiotics as feed addictive for broiler and laying chickens: Nutritional and public health implications √
2 Joshua E. O. Mapping soil electrical conductivity for cassava yield and productivity in Osiele Area, Abeokuta √
3 Mrs. Bolaji Ajibola Popoola Provision of on the wheels learning of mathematics among SS3 students in rural community for better performance in SSCE O/L mathematics √
4 Omoare Ayodeji Motunrayo Value addition of Sweet Potato: impeding factors on household food security and vitamin A deficiency in South West and North Central Nigeria √
5 Mrs. Adebayo Roseline Mosunmola Assessment of indigenous agricultural practices and adaptation among rural farmers to climate change in South West Nigeria √
6 Mrs. Alabi Abigael O. Soci-Economic determinant of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) production and its potential to rural household livelihood in South West, Nigeria √
7 Mr. Gbadegesin Ajayi Bakare Evaluation of sweet potato and cocoyam tubers processing into garri. √
8 Dr. (Mrs.) Ayodeji Omoare Comparative assessment of cocoa farmers’ knowledge and attitude to training on cultural management practices in Ondo and Ogun States. √
9 Dr. Sotayo Mukaila E. O. Delivery Models of specialists and generalists and gender of pupils as determinants of achievement in primary school elementary science √
10 Bello T. Tesleem Characterization root-knot Nemertodes (Meloidigyne spp) on selected vegetables in Souh-West, Nigeria. √
11 Akinyele Sunday Akin Computer-Based mobile language translator: A veritable tool for fostering unity among Nigerian youths √
12 Adetoro Rasheed Adenrele Using appreciative inquiry and collaborative engagement to improve environmental sanitation habits of people in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State. √
13 Olowookere Peter O. Entrepreneurship skills development among students in technical schools: A means of reducing youth unemployment in South West, Nigeria. √
14 Ogunrinade Samson Oludayo Effectiveness of computer based learning on student’s achievement in solid geometry √
15 Oludare Olurotimi O. Assessment of Socio-Economic impact of tourism development for rural dwellers empowerment in selected tourist communities of South West, Nigeria. √
Book Development & Academic Research Journals: in the last two years only one candidate has been able to benefit from TETFund Sponsorship on Manuscipt Development titiled ‘Selected Topics in SSCE O’Level Mathematics. The Book aimed at solving observed perennial problems which poorly affects students performance in WAEC. The intervention was actively supported by the College administration and financially backed up by TETFund.
Teaching Practice: Only Academic Staff supervising students on Teaching Practice are eligible for sponsorship having fulfilled necessary requirements as stipulated in the Revised TETFund Guidelines for accessing intervention.