Okowa Assures Of His Administration's Commitment To Improve Education Standard
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said his administration is committed to strengthening the State's institutions of higher learning, rather than establishing new ones.
The Governor dropped the hint today (16/01/18) in Asaba when the Obi of Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area, HRM Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna 11 led members of his Council of Chiefs to pay him a 'thank you' visit in Asaba.
According to the Governor, the state government already has a lot of institutions of higher learning it is catering for - three campuses of the Delta State University, Colleges of Education in Agbor, Mosogar and Warri; School of Health Technology; three polytechnics; schools of Nursing, among others disclosing that his administration was not looking at the area of establishing new ones but, ensuring that the existing ones are accredited and equipped to standards.
"We are currently ensuring appropriate accreditation for our institutions of higher learning, we will achieve that first before any other consideration because, I truly believe that we ought to have one University that is built to international standard and we all will be proud of as Deltans," the Governor said, adding, "we should do what we can to avoid localizing institutions of higher learning, we will continue to improve on the quality of education in the existing institutions."
The Governor commended the Obi for the 'thank you' visit, decrying situation where an individual in the area due to political reasons failed to see the projects his administration is executing in the local government area, including the construction of road to the critic's community.
"I thank you (Obi Ezeaguna II) for this visit, I thank you for the way you have ensured that your Kingdom is peaceful, wherever there is peace, we will continue to carry out developmental projects," he stated.
The Governor continued, "I am quite excited with your (Obi Ezeaguna II) comment on infrastructural development in Issele-Uku and Aniocha North LGA, bearing in mind that a son of Aniocha North in December made a comment that nothing is going on in that area; I am aware that we are working on five (5) roads in Aniocha North and we have completed two, while the other three are ongoing including the one leading to the person's village; I wonder if he has been to his village of late because, it is this false information they pass to the newspapers and we need to correct such."
" We will continue to do the much we can in the development of the area and entire Delta State in line with our agenda of ensuring prosperity for all," he emphasized.
On the request by the Obi for proper channeling of water to check flooding in Issele-Uku, Governor Okowa assured that agencies in charge of such would visit the area to ensure that lasting solution is proffered.
Earlier, Obi Ezeaguna informed the Governor and members of the state executive council who witnessed the ceremony that they were in Asaba on a 'thank you' visit, disclosing that the Governor played vital roles during his coronation anniversary and has also, executed a lot of projects in his Kingdom and the entire Aniocha North local government area, projects which are visible for all to see while the empowerment programmes of the Governor have, also, given new lease of life to hitherto, jobless persons.
"We are here to thank you (Governor Okowa) for your contributions towards my successful coronoation and the projects you are executing in Issele-Uku, the people of Aniocha North local government have never had it so good from successive governments before your coming on board, our people are happy with the road construction, the empowerment programmes and we want to assure you that we will continue to support your administration," he said.