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TETFund awards N720m contract to renovate UNIJOS burnt library

The Federal Government, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, has awarded a contract of N720m to renovate the burnt library complex of the University of Jos.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen on his achievements and challenges after one year in office.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the institution’s main library complex housing learning resources of six faculties was burnt down during a fire incident on October 8, 2016.

The library housed about 60 per cent collection of about 100,000 volumes, many computers and offices of two faculties and several departments.

Maimako said the TETFund has given the university an award letter for the renovation of the library.

“The university management was proactive after the inferno by launching a programme code named: “Beauty from Ashes’’ to solicit for support all over the world to rehabilitate and restock the burnt library complex.

“We want to report that as at today, about 70 individuals and institutions of goodwill from Nigeria and abroad have responded to our call for assistance.

“We have so far received journals, books, computers and cash and the Federal Government crowned it all with the award,’’ he said. (NAN)

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