The Federal Government has unveiled 50 new textbooks published by Nigerian authors under the sponsorship of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for tertiary institutions in the country.
Speaking at the public presentation of the textbooks in Abuja, the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu said the publications would end the dominance of foreign academic materials in the nation’s education institutions.
The Minister represented by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, Adamu said Overtime, Nigeria’s tertiary education institutions became dependent on books published outside the country with the attendant consequences of the herculean processes and unfavorable foreign exchange rate.
On his part, Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, commended the authors, TETFund’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and others for the publication of the 50 new textbooks.