- New universities to begin full academic session
The National Universities Commission, (NUC), Friday, approved three new universities established by the Delta State Government to commence full academic session.
The approval was given by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, when the Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, led top state government officials to present strategic documents of the universities to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
The approved universities are the Delta State University, Agbor; Dennis Osadebe University, Asaba and the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
With this development, Delta state has the highest number of universities in the country, given that with the three approved universities as well as the one already in existence, the state has four universities to its credit.
The state also has two federal universities, namely, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko and Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, making the total number of universities in the state to six.