Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has released the sum of N150 million to the authorities of the Delta State University, Abraka to facilitate the car loan and refurbishment scheme for the university’s lecturers and administrators. The governor further assured that part of the state’s earnings from the removal of subsidy on petroleum products would be used to complete all ongoing projects at the state University (DELSU), Abraka.
Uduaghan, who disclosed this during the seventh convocation ceremony of the university, said apart from education, the subsidy fund would be spent on empowerment programmes, through micro-credit and transportation.
Though the government is currently encountering challenges in the funding of the three campuses of the university, he promised that that none of the projects currently being executed would be left uncompleted.
He solicited the cooperation of students, staff and management of the university to ensure that the projects are completed on scheduled, just as he promised to build a convocation arena with roof for the institution to enable it hold its convocation regularly.
He appealed to trade unions at the institution to use academics in government to pursue their case through dialogue.
He commended the stable academic programme witnessed at the institution in recent times and called on all stakeholders to sustain the tempo.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eric Arubayi, who commended the developmental efforts of the state government, pointed out that the recent accreditation of various programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC) was an evidence of the progress made so far.
He solicited the support of prominent and wealthy indigenes of the state in developing the institution, which he said should not be left for the government alone. The university conferred an honorary doctoral degree in Political Science on the first lady.