Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Dickson orders immediate release of N200m for accreditation of programmes in state varsity

By News Express on 28/04/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 794


Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, has approved the immediate release of N200 million to enable the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) Amassoma secure accreditation for some of its programmes, including mathematics, computer science, law, chemistry and education.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Rt Hon Talford Ongolo, the Governor said, the approval was made to upgrade the programmes at the university ahead of the visit of the accreditation teams on the 6th of May, 2017.

Governor Dickson, who ordered the release during a meeting with officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, NDU Chapter, in Yenagoa, assured that, the government would do everything within its reach to ensure that, NDU and other institutions do not suffer from problems of accreditation.

He expressed the government's commitment to consolidating on the substantial  investments made in the education sector, particularly at the NDU, as evident in the recent award of contracts for the Senate building and other facilities for the institution.

His words: “From the information that was given to us, some programmes, particularly mathematics, computer, law, chemistry and education will need further accreditation."

“Various accreditation teams will be visiting the NDU from the 6th of May, 2017. Earlier on, Governor Dickson had made an approval of N221 million. But in view of the fact that the accreditation is very urgent and dear to the government, he has directed that N200 million be released immediately.”

Responding, Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Stanley Ogoun, expressed gratitude to Governor Dickson for the approval, noting that, the gesture would go a long way in improving the educational standards of the university.

While lauding the government for its foresight in setting up the NDU, Dr. Ogoun said, the university has afforded Bayelsa students the opportunity to acquire higher education in their state.

Also speaking, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, NDU, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, said after the upcoming accreditation, the university is expected to be rated higher than its current 53rd position in the country.

He commended Governor Dickson for his administration’s passion in improving the education sector and reminded the government of its promise in providing staff quarters, noting that, the university had already sourced for foreign private developers for the construction of the project.

Source News Express

Posted 28/04/2017 12:33:11 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Police to declare Dino Melaye wanted

RIGHTSView: 2015 guber poll as defining moment for...

Pictured: Taraba Governor Suntai stages triumphal return 10...

VC hails CBN, as MOUAU MFB gets corporate...

RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: As Shoprite invades South-East...

Army identifies soldiers who tortured civilian in Nasarawa...

Outrage over massacre of Christians in Libya

Coca-Cola buys off coffee chain Costa for £3.9bn...

GOCOP leaders visit Presidential Villa, seek accreditation of...

Defence Headquarters can’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation...

Pastor feeds church members rat killer

Quit Notice to Igbos: Why Nigeria must be...

 

Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell sabinews.com in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,481 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,276 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,123 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,009 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,765 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,851 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,487 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,037 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,116 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,591 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,471 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,103 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement