Nigerian Languages Institute seeks funding support from TETFUND

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages, in Abia State has appealed to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund to include it among the tertiary educational institutions it supports with funding.

The Executive Director of the Institute, Prof Obiajulu Emejulu, pointed out that the mandate of the institute were very relevant to the attainment of the country’s academic, technological and economic dreams but it needed increased funding to fulfill its role.

According to NINLAN’s Head of Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Chris Nwankwor, Emejulu stressed that grant from TETFUND would enable the institute to vigorously and successfully pursue and conclude its various researches that would immensely advance the country’s fortunes.

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Emejulu said these when he received the Chairman of the Education Thematic Committee of TETFund and President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, and members of his committee in Aba recently.

Others present were a former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Prof Chigozie Aziagbaka; President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, Prof Francis Egbokhare, and Technical Director of the TeTFund Committee, Dr Andy Iheme.

Ogunyemi, who was the team leader, urged the institute’s management to send a formal proposal to the relevant offices.

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