The Honourable Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, as directed that consequent to approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, for the funding of six medical simulation, research and training facilities in Colleges of Medicine (one per geopolitical zone) in the country through TETFund, the facilities should include the provision of Molecular Science Laboratories with capacity for testing and diagnostics of COVID-19, Lassa Fever, and related viral diseases.
The Hnonourable Minister emphalzed that, besides ongoing research work in response to COVID-19 and similar diseases through the TETFund National Research Fund (NRF), the Research Community of the Federal Ministry of Education should undertake any other sundry contributions in support of the commendable effort of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) in responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
He commanded the initiatives of TETFund in providing a special research grant window towards treatment or vaccine against COVID-19. Additionally, he assured the Fund that the Federal government will continue to support relevant research aimed at addressing national challenges and needs
Mrs. Ngobu Priye Briggs
Director, Public Affairs
For: The Executive secretary