IMPACT OF TERTIARY EDUCATION TRUST FUND INTERVENTIONS ON ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF UMARU
Keywords:TETFund, scholarship, conference, academic staff, staff development.
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is an intervention agency established to address
the paucity of funds for public tertiary institutions in Nigeria vis-a-vis train its academic
staff. This paper adopted quantitative method to examine the Impact of TETFund
Interventions on academic staff development in Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina
(2014-2019). The study reveals that TETFund has signicantly impacted on the few
academic staff (both foreign scholarship and local). It was further revealed that the
contribution of TETFund sponsorship for conference attendance is to a low extent.
Therefore, the study recommended that TETFund should review upward the annual
allocation for foreign scholarship and make the local scholarship more attractive.
TETFund should also make allocations to beneciary institutions based on needs
assessment, not equality.