University Of Delta, Dennis Osadebey University and University Of Science and Technology Bills Passed By Delta Assembly

ASABA/Nigeria: In a surprising move, the Delta State Government, through the State House of Assembly will by the 2021/2022 Academic Session will start three new higher educational centre, as the Bills for the upgrade of three higher institutions in Delta State to status of universities have been read the third times and passed at the State House of Assembly. The separate motions for the third reading of the three bills were moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor and adopted at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker,…

Transfer School Of Marine Technology, Burutu, To Ministry Of Higher Education- Mulade Tells Okowa … Seek DTHA to Support Request

WARRI/Nigeria: A Delta-born educationist and human rights advocate, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff has written to the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to transfer the School of Marine Technology, Burutu, from the State Ministry of Transport to the Ministry of Higher Education, to enable the institution function effectively and optimally. Chief Mulade, a Peace Ambassador who is also the President of the Riverine Communities Development Forum of Nigeria, made this known to journalists in Abuja at the weekend, stressing that the transfer of the School to the Higher Education Ministry…

SCHOOLS UPGRADE: Mulade Makes Case For Delta Riverine Communities …Says Riverside Communities Contribute over 70 Percent of State Revenue

ASABA/Nigeria: The agitation for the consideration of siting one of the proposed colleges for upgrade to universities in the riverine communities of Delta State was reechoed on Friday 19th Feb, 2021 at the public hearing in Asaba by the President of Riverine Communities development Forum of Nigeria, Comrade Chief Mulade Sheriff. He commended the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for upgrading the College of Education Agbor, Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, and the Anwai campus of Delta State University to independent universities in the interest of Delta State youths seeking…

PUBLIC HEARING: Oborevwori Happy With Turnout of Stakeholders

ASABA/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed delight with the  turnout of stakeholders in the educational sector, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Faith-based Organisations , Delta State University Community and the general public the commencement of the Public Hearing of the Bill for a Law upgrading College of Education Agbor; Delta State University, Anwai Campus and Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to full-fledged universities in spite of the short notice for the Public hearing. Declaring the public hearing opening on Friday, the Speaker…

Bills For Upgrade of 3 Schools to University Statue Pass Second Readings

ASABA/Nigeria: Bills for the upgrade of three higher institutions in Delta State to university status have passed second readings on the floor of the State House of Assembly. The motions for the second reading of the three education bills were moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Kenneth Oboro Preyor who also led debates on their merits. The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over the plenary, said the proposed institutions would create more frontiers for the advancement of the education sector in Delta State. The three bills were…

WTO JOB: Delta Technical Education Boss, Ikolo Congratulates Dr Ngozi Iweala on Her Appointment as Director General

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo has congratulated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In a statement, Mrs Ikolo said she was proud to about an illustrious Deltan, and a female has successfully emerged as WTO boss after a very highly competitive and protracted process. She described her as a brilliant, hard-working, and world-class economist who has distinguished herself globally and as a two-time Minister of Finance, led Nigeria’s Economy to exit…

Education Ministry Condemns Online Publications On Private School Owners’ Annual Renewal Fee

By Magnus Emuji ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, has condemned in strong terms, the claim by a group of private school owners in the state via online publications, that the state government considered a waiver of the payment of the annual licence renewal fee payable by private schools as part of efforts to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The  state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba Wednesday, February 17, 2021, while reacting to the reports published…

MARIS PUBLIC SERVICE LECTURE: Unveiling Onyeme, The Tax Wizard

Less than two months to the March 31st, 2021 date for the annual Maris Public Service Lecture, Secretary to Maris Trust Council, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, has said that the profile of those who will enlighten the public about the topic would be released in series. Egugbo, in a statement he issued in Asaba on Wednesday, stated that based on the ravaging effects of COVID-19 on economies of nations, corporate organisations and individuals, the topic for discussion, “Effective Tax Administration For The Delivery Of Democratic Dividends”, has become even more relevant…

Delta Education Commissioner, Ukah Orders Closure of Lesson Centres in the State

By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: The Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah has ordered the immediate closure of all private lesson centres in the State, adding that the decision became necessary in the interest of public good. He gave this executive order when members of the Delta State Child Rights Implementation Committee paid him an advocacy visit in his office on Wednesday 17th February, 2021, in Asaba. Ukah affirmed that if the Child Rights Committee had been backed by law, that means his job had been made…

SEPLAT Commended by Okowa, Community Leaders for Development, Promotion of Quality Education

SAPELE/Nigeria: The Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has commended Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, the operator of the NPDC/SEPLAT Joint Venture assets, OMLs 4, 38 and 41, for promoting community development and contributing to increasing access to quality education while also inspiring peace in the communities. The Governor stated this during the commissioning of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Sapele Teaching Centre, in Sapele, recently. Governor Okowa, who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, lauded the company for promoting access to…