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FG approves over N5.1bln for 185 TETFund research grants

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The Federal Government has made good on its resolve to bridge the gap between economic and technological developments by approving N5.1 billion for 185 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) research grants.

To promote cutting-edge research, which is a real tool for expanding the economy and raising the standard of living of Nigerians, TETFund introduced the National Research Fund (NRF) grant.

Prof. Tahir Mamman, the Minister of Education, said the approval followed the report of the TETFund National Research Fund Screening and Monitoring Committee (NRFS&MC), which recommended the funding of the 185 research proposals after meticulously screening 4,287 concept notes from prospective applicants.

The statement from Abdulmumin Oniyangi, Acting Director, Public Affairs of TETFund, reads: “A breakdown of the approval indicates that the sum of N3,784,635,923.00 was approved for the Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) thematic group; N759,875,400.00 for Humanities and Social Science (HSS); and Cross Cutting (CC) received N583,669,300.63 with individual grants ranging between N8 million and over N46 million.

“Some of the approved research works under the Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) thematic group include Application of the Hydro-Biogeochemical Framework to Develop a National Rural Water Quality Assurance Plan for Sustainable Water Quality Management in Nigeria.

“Development and Use of Doubled Haploid Maize Lines for Improved Maize Yield and Tolerance to Armyworm (Spodoptera Frugiperda); Development of an Intelligent Multichamber Evaporative Cooling Preservative System for Post-Harvest Storage of Selected Fruits in Nigeria; and Development of an Electric Vehicle With Special Tracking Features, among others.”

Persecodnews reports that projects under the cross-cutting thematic group include the utilisation of scrap tyres and plastic waste as aggregate conductive materials for renewable energy storage systems.

Development of Appropriate Technology for the Production of Aluminium Alloy Sacrificial Anodes for Applications in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. Development of an Economical Low Voltage Programmable Electroporator and Investigation of Pulse Electric Field for Wound Healing and Cancer Treatment.

Oniyangi added: “Approved under Humanities and Social Science are Digital Financial Inclusion, Rural Households’ Consumption Structure, and Well-being in Nigeria.

“Equity and Inclusion: Creating Access to Library Resources for Students Living with Vision Impairment in an e-Learning Environment in Nigerian Universities and Mitigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Frontline Nigerian Army Personnel Using Stress Inoculation Therapy and Others.”

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