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Delta state govt gives reasons for establishing 3 new varsities

by Kunle Awosiyan
Okowa

Delta Government says its decision to upgrade three tertiary institutions to universities is to eliminate wasteful expenditure and expand admission spaces for Deltans seeking university education.

The Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, told journalists at a news conference in Asaba that the state government was spending 458 million naira monthly to run the National certificate for education NCE with just 2,888 National Certificate of in the state’s three Colleges of Education.

He stated that students had since lost interest in NCE programmes which accounted for their low number in the colleges.

He said the state government intends to commence academic activities in the new schools in the 2021/2022 academic session once the State Assembly passed the Bill establishing them.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had on Tuesday sent a Bill to the State House of Assembly to approve the upgrade of institutions.

The Bill seeks the upgrade of College of Education, Agbor to Delta State University of Education, Agbor; Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro and Delta State University, Anwai Campus to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai-Asaba.

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