Education fund boss criticises poor research proposals

The reinstated executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals, writes Azeezat Adedigba for the Premium Times.

Despite the growing number of Nigerian professors, said to be about 8,000, the TETFund boss is worried that many professors have low capacity to write quality research proposals. He said this while speaking at an interactive session with directors of research of Nigerian universities in Abuja last week. The event, under the theme “Bolstering research impact and relevance through systematic research governance”, was organised by the National Universities Commission.

According to Bogoro, some of the proposals coming to TETFund “make one wonder if some of these professors in question are actually the principal investigators in the proposal”. He said about 80% (of proposals) are “condemned” because they are poor.
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