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Faculty Relocation: Delta State University of Science and Technology Ozoro VC calls for Calm


…as Governor Oborevwori announces NUC’s approval of three more faculties for the ‘Varsity

The Vice-Chancellor of the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Professor Jacob Oboreh, has called for calm and understanding amidst the raging crisis over the Faculty of Management Sciences relocation from Ozoro to Orerokpe.

Prof. Oboreh in a statement on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Ozoro, said the relocation of the Faculty of Management Sciences from Ozoro to Orerokpe was intended to open up more rapid development in the University of Science and Technology.

According to him, 12 new programmes in the existing faculties will be created immediately in science and technology, adding that the relocated programmes will not be a setback to the University.

“In addition to these new 12 programmes, three faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences have been approved for the university by the Governor

“The Isoko and Ozoro people should accept the relocation in good faith and let me assure all concerned that we will give equal opportunities to all Deltans in terms of admission and other considerations.

“The Isoko people who are major stakeholders in the University have met with the Governor and he has opened up his plans for the rapid development of the University.

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“I therefore call on all our people to be calm and allow the Governor to unfold his massive development plans for our nascent University and the overall educational sector in our state.”

Meanwhile, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori had on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, confirmed that the National Universities Commission, (NUC), has approved the establishment of three more faculties for the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.

Delta Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (10th right), Secretary to State government, Dr. Kingsley Emu (10th left), Chief of Staff Government House, Hon. Johnson Erijo (9th left), President General, Isoko Development Union, Prof. Chris Akpotu (9th right), Chief Solomon Ogba (7th left), Bishop John Aruakpor (2nd right), member representing Isoko Federal Constituency, Jonathan Ukodhiko (11th right), Ovie of Ozoro Kingdom (11th left), Ovie of Ellu Kingdom (6th right), Ovie of Uzere Kingdom (7th right), Ovie of Owhe Kingdom (8th right), Ovie of Aviara Kingdom (8th left) and others, during a congratulatory visit by leaders of Isoko ethnic nationality to the Governor in Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Delta Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (10th right), Secretary to State Government, Dr. Kingsley Emu (10th left), Chief of Staff Government House, Hon. Johnson Erijo (9th left), President General, Isoko Development Union, Prof. Chris Akpotu (9th right), Chief Solomon Ogba (7th left), Bishop John Aruakpor (2nd right), member representing Isoko Federal Constituency, Jonathan Ukodhiko (11th right), Ovie of Ozoro Kingdom (11th left), Ovie of Ellu Kingdom (6th right), Ovie of Uzere Kingdom (7th right), Ovie of Owhe Kingdom (8th right), Ovie of Aviara Kingdom (8th left) and others, during a congratulatory visit by leaders of Isoko ethnic nationality to the Governor in Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Governor Oborevwori announced the NUC’s approval for the establishment of the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, when he received on a solidarity and congratulatory visit, a delegation of leaders and traditional rulers from Isoko nation, at Government House, Asaba.

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The Governor thanked the Isoko nation for their support and for being worthy in-laws, assuring that his administration would continue to do everything within its powers to develop all parts of the state.

“I appreciate this visit because it is long overdue. I know the support that you people gave to me and I made some promises that I am still keeping till today. The Chief of Staff was the first person I appointed from Isoko nation. I have given key appointments to the Isoko nation.

“I am happy that you have come to congratulate me on our victory at the Supreme Court. You have also come with some requests. I have taken note of all the requests you made. Like I  promised, I am going to be  Governor for all Deltans and I am doing just that.

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“We are doing our best. If you drive through the Oleh Roundabout, you will smile because it has changed. We need unity and peace in Delta State.”

Governor Oborevwori assured that he would not do anything to undermine the Isoko people, especially in the area of education.

He said the three new faculties approved by the NUC for the University reflected his desire to ensure that Isoko nation continued to enjoy a pride of place in the delivery of his administration’s MORE Agenda.

He said he had also resolved the issues surrounding the Isoko Development Union (IDU) – Youth Wing.

Earlier, the President of the Isoko Development Union, IDU, Professor Chris Akpotu, said the delegation visited to congratulate the Governor on his victory at the Supreme Court and to also discuss further areas for Isoko development.

“We are here to visit you as our very great in-law and to congratulate you on your tortuous journey from the election to the tribunal and up to the Supreme Court.

“We appreciate your political benevolence in appointing our illustrious sons and daughters into political positions”, Akpotu said.

He commended Governor Oborovweri for the ongoing works on the Ughelli – Asaba road and urged him to facilitate the completion of the Isoko Circular road, particularly the Ofagbe – Ovrode Road and the reconstruction of Uzere – Asaba-Ase Road and Olomoro – Igbide Road.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the visit, Professor Akpotu said that many issues were discussed in relation to the present concerns in Isoko nation and “everything is in the right shape; it’s an ongoing discussion.”

Also speaking, the member representing Isoko North, Isoko South Federal Constituency, Hon. Jonathan Ukodhiko, said he would collaborate with the State Government to provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.


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