Directorate of TETFund Intervention and Other Grants

Directorate of TETFund Intervention and Other Grants

Directorate of TETFund Intervention and Other Grants has been in existence for about 14 years now. It is saddle with the responsibility of staff training and development through Tetfund sponsorship for further studies and conference attendance. The Directorate serves as a link between the Polytechnic Management and Tefund Headquarters Abuja on issue of staff training and development. The Director/ Desk officer is a member of Tetfund / Staff training and development committee, chaired by the Deputy Rector (Administration). The Committee receives applications from intending scholars seeking for Tetfund sponsorship for M.Sc and PhD programmes as well as conference attendance and subject same to consideration for onward nomination. The list of nominees is subjected to Rector’s approved and presented to the Directorate for proper documentation and submission to the Tetfund Headquarters, Abuja. The Directorate also ensures implementation of the final approval from the fund’s headquarters, monitor the programmes as the concern beneficiaries of both training and conference and also ensure proper close-up of the programmes by the beneficiaries. All these are archived through adequate collaboration with the relevant units such as Academic planning, staff training and development unit of the Registry and Bursary Department. Other special training sponsored by Tetfund are also coordinated by the Directorate.

The Federal Polytechnic Bida

Department Contact Info

National Diploma (ND)

North Central, Nigeria
KM 1.5, Doko Road, Bida
Niger State


Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

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Our Vision

To be a work class interventionist agency in Nigeria Tertiary Education.

Our Mission

To provide focused and transformative intervention in public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria through funding and effective project management.

Mohammed Idris

Head of Directorate/Unit
MOHAMMED IDRIS hails from Lavun Local Government Area of Niger state. He obtained his Certificate of Primary Education in 1986, Senior School Certificate in 1992, Certificate in Laboratory Technology in 1994, Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology in 1996 and Higher National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Microbiology/ virology) in 2003. He further obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Biological Science from Bayero University, Kano in 2007 and a Master of Science Degree in Microbiology from University of Abuja, in 2015. Presently, he is a PhD scholar with the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Minna. He enrolled into public service in January, 1998 as an Assistant Technologist with the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru and rose to the Rank of Senior Technologist in January 2012. He thereafter transferred in services to The Federal Polytechnic, Bida Niger State in the same year 2012 and progressed to the Rank of Senior Lecturer in January, 2021. He undertook series of Administrative Assignments in the two (2) Polytechnic systems in which he served. These include Assistant Examination Officer, Department of Basic & Applied Sciences, N.S.P Zungeru (2006-2008), Staff Adviser to the student Association , Officer-in-charge of different Laboratories at different times (Pharmaceutical Laboratories / Instrumentation Laboratory II and Biology Laboratory) of SLT Department , Federal Polytechnic Bida. The latest and current been his appointment as Adviser, Association of School of Applied and Natural Science Students (ASANSS). He has also served on several Departmental and ASUP Committees over the years. He assumed office as the Ag. Director, Directorate of Tetfund Intervention and Other Grants in June, 2023