UNIDEL to commence academic session September 2021–Okowa
The Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that the University of Delta, Agbor among two other newly upgraded universities in the state, will commence academic session in September, 2021.
He made the disclosure on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the College of Education, Agbor newly upgraded to University of Delta, Agbor where he inspected the infrastructures on ground for the initial take-off of the new university.
The articulate and dynamic governor was conducted round the school facilities by the College Provost, Chief Dr. Joseph Ukadike who was joined by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Member representing Ika South Constituency and Majority Whip at the Delta State, Hon. Sunny Tatabuzogwu, Executive Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council amongst others.
The governor who had also visited other new universities in Ozoro and Anwai respectively, expressed satisfactory on seeing the infrastructures on ground in Agbor, nothing that the University was ready to take off with it’s first academic session which according to him commences on the aforementioned date.
He said, “the facilities are good enough for the initial take off of the universities. But we may need to work on some of the structures to make them more habitable and also provide a few more facilities.
“So, in terms of infrastructures, we are not going to have any problem here in UNIDEL, Agbor while we have requested the Management Committee to look at the staff strength and quickly advice on fair review on addition of staff that are here to fit into the university.
“Secondly, we have seen that there is a road (Board road) that transverse the UNIDEL campus which is not good for us. Luckily we just finished the construction of Alihami road (Sakpomba road) that is actually the real road for and within the campus of the university.”
Speaking on the need for more space for the university, Governor Okowa asserted that Erigbe Primary School and Ministry of Education, Ika South LGA that are sharing boundaries with the university (College of Education, Old site) will be relocated to accommodate more infrastructures for the new university.
See next week edition for the seperate comments of the Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Ika South House of Assembly member, Hon. Festus Okoh and The College Provost, Chief Dr. Joseph Ukadike, at the occasion.
Ongoing construction work at the New Site of the school
, Prof. Muoboghara explaining a point as Governor Okowa & other government officials listened
From right: Hon Tatabuzogwu, Dr Mrs. Omumu, Prof. Muoboghara, Dr. Ukadike, Chuky Dandy, Dr. Tibi & others