137 scholarship recipients of TETFund refuse to return to Nigeria

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Sony Echono has stated that a significant number of students sponsored abroad by the fund have chosen not to return to the country after completing their programs.

Echono revealed this information while testifying before the House of Representatives Ad-hoc committee, which is investigating the alleged mismanagement of N2.3tn tertiary education tax by TETFund.

He expressed concern about the high number of students who absconded, stating that the figure stood at over 137 based on a preliminary assessment of 40 institutions.