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Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by simpleseyi: 7:09am On Jun 02, 2015
Renowned lawyer, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has called for an amendment to the TETfund Act.

He particularly frowned on Section 7(1) of the TETFund Act, noting that it contradicts the provisions of Section 3 (1) of the Act and violates Section 18 of the 1979 Constitution.

He spoke at the commencement of the 48th Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Head of Public Relations in the university, Mr. Tunde Olofintila, made this known in a statement on Monday.

According to Babalola, only such an amendment can address the “unfair and unjustifiable exclusion of private institutions” from benefitting from the funds accruable from TETFund.

Babalola, who is the ABUAD founder, wondered why the provisions of Section 7(1) of the Act should exclude private institutions, including universities, from benefitting from the funds collected from private companies in the country.

He said, “It seems clearly that Section 7(1) of the Act contradicts the provisions of Section 3(1) and violates Section 18 of the 1979 Constitution. The exclusion of private institutions, apart from the contradiction between Sections 3 and 7 of the Law, is obviously unconstitutional, unfair and unjustifiable.”

However, the senior advocate suggested that the authorities should put certain measures in place to check the likely abuses by the benefiting private schools.

For instance, he recommended that any private university that has a minimum of 20 of its courses accredited by the National Universities Commission deserved access to the fund.

Babalola also suggested that private universities that offer postgraduate studies should have access to the fund.

On the conference entitled “Mainstreaming Interdisciplinary Approach to Legal Education: Imperatives for Nigeria’s Development”, Babalola said there was need to combine knowledge of law and other forms of expertise.

According to him, the university is applying the approach in order to prepare its students for future challenges.

He added, “ABUAD cares so much about its students and their future as a result of which it has created interdisciplinary and outreaching model of entrepreneurship education. It also offers undergraduate courses in soft managerial skills, teamwork skills across all disciplines in law and entrepreneurship, among others.”

THE THUNDER WEY GO FIRE THIS MAN IS CURRENTLY DOING PRESS UP

SOURCE: http://www.punchng.com/education/afe-babalola-wants-tetfund-act-amended/

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Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by Nobody: 7:29am On Jun 02, 2015
Kk
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 7:33am On Jun 02, 2015
Abeg watin the lawyer dey yan ?
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by olawalepopoola: 7:38am On Jun 02, 2015
Dear Aare,
I support your idea. Are Nigerian researchers only in public universities. I work with a private university in southwestern Nigeria. Just a fresh M.Tech graduate I already had 5 publications in international peer reviewed journals and 4 conference papers. All these research were carried without research funds. This unfair and unjust! I concur with you Sir.
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by wise7(m): 7:40am On Jun 02, 2015
Them go reduce their school fees
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by socialmediaman: 7:45am On Jun 02, 2015
Resources are too limited, unemployed graduates are yet to be funded to start their own businesses, private universities are bringing their own claims, as if they are helping Nigerians with charity work. These same institutions are very expensive to the common man. If their students need funding for research, they should apply directly to government and get access to research funding, not direct funding to the universities for now

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Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by laidian(m): 7:54am On Jun 02, 2015
Fund private universities when govt schools are underfunded. Baba no talk am again o.

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Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by POPdecorator: 8:01am On Jun 02, 2015
He does not mean what he said
he just want to be celeb bcs hw know him b4
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by safarigirl(f): 8:41am On Jun 02, 2015
olawalepopoola:
Dear Aare,
I support your idea. Are Nigerian researchers only in public universities. I work with a private university in southwestern Nigeria. Just a fresh M.Tech graduate I already had 5 publications in international peer reviewed journals and 4 conference papers. All these research were carried without research funds. This unfair and unjust! I concur with you Sir.
once private universities make their fees affordable, be sure that the Government will begin to provide research funds for them.

You can't have a school that pays a minimum of 600,000 naira as school fees dragging the little funds provided with schools where the fees are no more than 60k.

The school fees of private schools is assumed to cover for research as well. So what Afe is saying is baseless.

Subsidize the fees or shut up

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Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by aieromon(m): 8:59am On Jun 02, 2015
Rubbish angry

Do public and private universities command the same tuition fees? The private universities should create a fund to finance such projects with their ridiculous fees.
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by adadadon(m): 9:24am On Jun 02, 2015
Public school are overcrowded already..... To be honest this man is drunk aswear
Re: Afe Babalola Wants Tetfund Act Amended - Wants Govt To Fund Private Vasities by nickxtra(m): 9:25am On Jun 02, 2015
So, when the private schools declare profit, Tetfund will have a share of it?

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