Management Team

Dr. Suleiman Balarabe

Provost FCE, Zaria

Dr. Ilesanmi Ajibola

Center's Director

Dr. Ramatu Nuru Asabe

Deputy Director

Dr. Ahmad Zubairu

Technical Officer(Research)

Mustapha Mohammed Yusuf

Technical Officer(ICT)

Barr. Mohammad Saminu Abubakar

Administrative Officer

Dr Salmanu Yahuza

Comm. & Documentation Officer

Mohammed Kabiru

Finance officer

Governance Structures

Tetfund Centre of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Learning (TeCETEL) is domiciled in Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, and runs a Performance-Control Model governance structure. We aim at consistent lightweight governance that isolates educational and policy difficulties in the country, assigns the issues for conceptualisation and solution-driven development, and measures performance for progressive alignments. The Centre's Management Team is drawn from the host College, which includes: The Provost, TeCETEL Director, three (3) Academic Technical Officers, one (1) Communication and Documentation Officer, an Administrative Officer, and a Financial Officer. The management team will be supported by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) drawn from the experienced and committed academic staff of the College. Committees and sub-committees are expected to be co-opted from the relevant College community whenever such services are required.

TeCETEL's teams' responsibilities are structured for performance suitability as follows:

  1. The management team shall,
    1. be responsible for the overall coordination of the different project components (research, academic and capacity building),
    2. Engage partners and stakeholders for recommendation to the Chief Executive for approval and further engagement.
    3. meet monthly to ensure that the objectives of projects are accomplished within budget and schedule.
  2. The technical advisory committee shall regularly
    1. review and advise the management team through the Director on the research and training priorities of the Centres.
    2. propose and recommend suitable plans for sustainable projects for the Centre.
    3. plan activities for project implementation, and prepare annual work plans.
    4. recommend partners (sectoral and institutional) and other relevant stakeholders for the Centre's projects.
  3. TeCETEL Research Cluster Management committee shall comprise nominees by the Director of the Centre. The committee shall
    1. examine research proposals for relevance, adequacy, and viability in areas identified by the technical advisory committee.
    2. Manage the technical, scientific, and reporting aspects of specific research projects and report
    3. report directly to the Director and meet from time to time as the need arises.
  4. There shall be three (3) Boards for the Centre: The Academic Board, Sectoral Advisory Board, and the International Advisory Board.
    1. Academic Board: The TeCETEL academic board shall
      1. comprise the Director, Head of Technical committee, Communication and Documentation Officer, Head of Research cluster committee, head of partnering departments, TeCETEL Administrative Officer, TeCETEL Financial Officer, Projects and Programme Coordinators in the Centre. The Secretary shall be the Administrative Team Leader.
      2. The Board shall meet at least once in an academic session. All academic matters shall be addressed at the academic board and results. The graduation list shall be approved at the Board and forwarded to the College's Academic Board for approval.
    2. Sectoral Advisory Board shall
      1. The TeCETEL Sectoral Advisory Board shall comprise of partners from Industries and Industrial and sectoral partners (TeCETEL is considering partnering with MTN, Globacom Nigeria, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), and Technomedia Solutions Ltd.
      2. Collaborate with industrial and sectoral partners in the development and sharing of instructional materials, building research capacities, technology/innovation and technical cooperation, infrastructure, training and skills development, quality assurance, students' internships and exchange programmes, and sharing of experiences on policy issues.
      3. The Sectoral Advisory Board shall meet two times a year.
    3. International Advisory Board
      1. The Board shall consist of ten members, six of which shall be from the international community (TeCETEL has initiated a conversation with personnel from Syracuse University, NY; Elms College, Chikopee, MA, USA; Stockton University, PA, USA; Elms College, Chikpee, MA, USA; Universiti Sains, Malaysia; University of Virginia, USA; Duquesne University, PA. USA ) and four from within Nigeria (TeCETEL has commenced conversation with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; and intend to initiate the same with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; University of Ilorin; and National Open University, Abuja).
      2. The IAB shall be chaired by the Provost of the College, and deputised by the Director, while the Administrative Officer of the Centre shall serve as the Secretary. The Board shall meet bi-annually (one on-site meeting per year when feasible, while other meetings will be virtual).
      3. The IAB shall review and advise the Centre on its research, training and development activities. The Board shall facilitate support for conferences/ workshops, student exchange, internship programmes and access to software resources, software development, project management and the use of ICT programmes.
  5. The Centre shall have an independent feedback/complaint handling mechanism where complaints will be made and responded to. An online platform is envisaged to demonstrate transparency, and assure compliance with world best practices.

Centre Director

  1. Keeps the TCoE and all its related processes running smoothly
  2. Distributes duties and responsibilities to project team members
  3. Coordinates TCoE activities, resources, and equipment, as well as tracks progress and effectiveness of the entire project
  4. Coordinates monitoring activities and other fiduciary responsibilities, and
  5. Communicate with counterparts involved in the TCoE.

Project Management Team (PMT)

  1. Planning and coordinating review meetings and activities of the TCoE project
  2. Managing the project administration, preparing reports & presentations; providing management information accordingly
  3. Developing methodologies for planning and implementation of projects activities
  4. Tracking progress against the project plan and allocated budget
  5. Developing project concept notes and terms of reference for project activities
  6. Developing project annual work plan/annual procurement plan by the T CoEs and collating work and procurement plans of all the TCoEs for submission to TETFund
  7. Drawing-up budget estimates for line activities in the planning instruments and other TCoE activities, and
  8. Participating in meetings to share perspectives and work collaboratively to achieve the Project Management team's planned objectives and outcomes.

Communication Officer

  1. Serves as the Secretariat's rapporteurs at TCoE Workshops
  2. Designs and manages TCoE website
  3. Upload news, announcements, events and images.
  4. Covers events of the TCoE to draft reports and/or stories.
  5. Drafts Communiqué from workshops organised by the TCoE
  6. Serves as a staff writer for the TCoE Project's Newsletter, and
  7. Drafts minutes of meetings of the TCoE.

Finance and Accounts Officer

  1. Superintends over the Finance and Accounts team
  2. Monitors the progress of the TCoE project finances and ensure that financial reports are generated as at when due
  3. Assigns task to finance team members and ensure their productivity and effectiveness
  4. Carries out any other assignments assigned by the Project Coordinator
  5. Maintains/Reconciles TCoE (Secretariat) Naira/Dollar/ A/C Cash books
  6. Prepares Statement of Expenditure
  7. Submits withdrawal application
  8. Prepares Interim Financial Report
  9. Oversees Remita Payments
  10. Prepares CBN Mandates/other documents for the TCoE
  11. Processes payments vouchers for the TCoE
  12. Prepares Interim Financial Report (IFR)
  13. Prepares Statement of Expenditure (SOE)
  14. Manages the TCoE store and storekeeping
  15. Maintains Assets Register
  16. Files documents/ Payment Vouchers
  17. Processes outflow and inflow payment reports, and
  18. Carries out other functions as may be assigned by the Centre Leader

Procurement Officer

  1. Supervises and coordinates procurement activities of the TCoE and procurement committee members
  2. Coordinates Bid Opening (Financial and Technical Bids) for the TCoE and participate in the bid opening exercise for the TCoE
  3. Represents the TCoE on external assignments about Procurement issues and the entrenchment of Due Process mechanism at the TCoE
  4. Prepares Pre-qualification and Bid Evaluation Reports on procurement on major procurement
  5. Carries out appropriate market surveys for requests made
  6. Aggregates procurement requirements to obtain economy of scale
  7. Monitors compliance with Tenders procedures within the TCoE
  8. Follows-up on "Certificate of No Objection" with the BPP for the TCoE where necessary
  9. Ensures compliance with the specification of goods, works and services Supplied or rendered, and
  10. Ensures that the TCoE complies with extant procurement rules.


  1. Prepares auditing of payment vouchers by carrying out detailed checks of all processes leading to payment and ensuring their completeness
  2. Carries out Expenditure Verification/Certification
  3. Carries out Price verification to make appropriate recommendations on requests and proposals for procurement purposes while also enforcing the due process principle of transparency and value for money
  4. Ensures physical inspection of goods and services to ensure strict adherence to quality and specification
  5. Ensures complete and continues verification of assets, stock records and carrying out bi-annual stocktaking; as well as safeguarding the assets of the" ITOE
  6. Conducts periodic checks on the operations and books of accounts of the TCoE to ensure adequate and accurate financial records are maintained for all transactions
  7. Ensures strict adherence to quality, quantity and specification are met in all transactions
  8. Ensures that Payee Tax, Value Added Tax and Withholding Tax guidelines are followed, and deductions are remitted to the appropriate agencies of the government, and
  9. Prepares and submits the TCoE Internal Audit reports.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

  1. Ensures smooth flow of communication on project monitoring and reporting requirements
  2. Oversees monitoring and evaluation activities related to the monitoring of inputs and activities as well as monitoring progress towards results, ensuring that data collection is focused on a core set of key indicators as per the Results Framework
  3. Develops logistics plan and schedule with performance monitoring matrixes
  4. Outlines the matrixes for monitoring and evaluation activities including data to be collected, when, how, and by whom and reporting mechanisms to feed into the progress reports and/or annual reviews
  5. Ensures that data collected is gender-inclusive and reports include consideration of how equity is being addressed
  6. Monitors progress towards achievement of results
  7. Reviews drafts of the progress reports to ensure that they follow the agreed report template and guidelines set down and advise on strengthening of reports
  8. Compiles monitoring and evaluation reports in a format acceptable to TETFund and for review and analysis by the National Project Coordinator and the Regional Facilitation Unit, and
  9. Develops and assists with the dissemination of the achievements of the TCoE in user-friendly formats to relevant stakeholders.

Safeguard Officer

  1. Describes TCoEs including location and distance for material sourcing, especially aggregates, water, stones, etc.
  2. Ensures that TCoEs comply with national & local legislation & permits that apply to the project activity
  3. Ensures that TCoEs comply with all relevant Government policies
  4. Ensures that public consultation process takes place (where applicable)
  5. Compiles capacity building needs of the TCoEs with emphasis on environmental safeguards are identified, and that the necessary capacity building programs are designed and implemented
  6. Ensures that the potential issues involved in the following activities of the TCoE are identified:
    • New construction
    • Rehabilitation of existing buildings
    • Management of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes
    • Hazardous or toxic materials
    • Health and occupational safety
    • Protection of forest lands and wild life, etc.
  7. Ensures that the impact of all site activities are identified and appropriate mitigation measures put in place, including:
    • Notification and worker safety
    • Air and water quality
    • Noise Waste management (including toxic waste) Cultural heritage Land acquisition Protection of forests, wetlands and protected areas Disposal of medical and infrastructural wastes.


Tetfund Centre of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Learning (TeCETEL) is domiciled in Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State-Nigeria.


Federal College of Education
P.M.B. 1041 Kongo, Zaria.


+234 803 6417 979

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