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DSUST Ozoro matriculates 2,450 students for 2023/2024 Academic Session


The Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, has matriculated 2,450 newly admitted students who sought admission into the institution for the current academic session.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Jacob Oboreh, announced this during the matriculation ceremony held at the University’s events and convocation arena in Ozoro on Friday.

Professor Oboreh, while congratulating the new intakes, charged them to be worthy ambassadors of their parents, adding that university degree is conferred on students who are found worthy in learning and in character.

He expressed optimism that the students will imbibe the virtues of discipline and diligence that will distinguish them as worthy undergraduates of DSUST.

He warned that the institution would not condone any form of nefarious activities and urged the students to obey the University’s rules and regulations in and out of campus.

The Vice Chancellor reminded the new students that they were in school to study and must take their education seriously, adding, “I urge you to continue to apply your mind diligently to your studies and make self-discipline your watch word.

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“You should focus on the reasons why you have come to the University and therefore shun all acts of misconduct which have been clearly stated in the Students’ Information Handbook, such as examination malpractice, cultism, sexual harassment, ‘blocking’ or ‘sorting’ and leakage of examination materials.”

The Vice Chancellor extolled Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for his outstanding contributions to the establishment of the university during his tenure as Speaker of the State House of Assembly and now Governor and visitor to the nascent University.

“The incumbent Governor of the state, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori was Mr. Speaker, who presided over the Delta State House of Assembly that passed the bill establishing the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, and two other universities in 2021. The University therefore is the creation of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and the Governor is ever prepared to fund the university maximally to meet the requirements of our time” The Vice Chancellor added.

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“In his one hundred days in office, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, on Thursday, 14th September, 2023, commissioned what could be described as legacy projects in the history of the new Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.

“The projects were: New Administrative Building; 2 Kilometre internal Road; Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge; University Guest House; Staff School Building and Principal Officers’ Residential Quarters.

“The Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, has identified with Governor Oborevwori’s MORE agenda as a holistic roadmap for the advancement of Delta State.”

Prof. Oboreh said the vision of the University is to challenge the status quo in technology and produce bright minds, prepared for the generation of technological innovations, while the Mission is to nurture, groom and set the pace in the lives of our students in forging their desired career paths.

“Our focus, therefore, is to provide excellent hands-on skills training of students and improve our capacity to create ground breaking research directed towards solving the socio-economic developmental problems of our society, Nigeria, and the world at large.”

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He said the University currently has six (6) faculties, namely: Administration and Management; Agriculture; Computing; Engineering; Environmental Science and Science.

“I am also pleased to inform you that the University has forty-five (45) departments with forty-five (45) programmes duly approved by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria (NUC).

“Let me assure our dear students that the university shall continue to place premium on the conducive environment needed to undertake teaching and research activities.

“Qualified lecturers have been recruited in all the 45 programmes approved by NUC for the University. It might interest you to know that the Delta State Government has also procured several equipment for workshops and laboratories of the university.

“The University, therefore, is set to compete favourably with other universities in terms of teaching, research and development especially with the rapid infrastructural development that is on-going in the University, including the on-going construction of 3 gigantic faculty complexes of the University.”


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