GOV OKOWA TO UPGRADE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AGBOR, OTHERS TO UNIVERSITIES.
In a move to provide more opportunities for Deltans to acquire university education, the Delta State Government has finalised plans to upgrade the College of Education, Agbor, Delta State University (DELSU),Awai Campus and Ozoro Polytechnic to full fledge Universities.
His Excellency, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, plans to actualize this by sending the bills to this effect to the State House of Assembly on Tuesday 26th January 2021, the bills seek to upgrade the College of Education Agbor, to a University of Education. Delta State University, Anwai Campus, to University of Science and Agriculture and Ozoro Polytechnic to University of Science and Technology.
In the letters to the State House Assembly which were read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Governor Okowa stated that the intention of the state government to upgrade the institutions to universities was as a result of increasing number of Deltans scrambling for space into the few existing universities as a result of the increase in the number of admission seekers.
Gov Okowa further stated that the decision was also to meet up with the federal government decision to upgrade educational and technical education in the country to degree awarding institutions.