By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURTâ€” Rivers State College of Education is to be known asÂ Rivers State University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt.
This is as a result ofÂ a bill the state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, signed into law, upgrading the school.Already, Governor Amaechi has announced the name of the premier acting vice chancellor of the university.She is Professor Ogulu Green who, until this appointment, was the Provost of the State College of Education.
Governor Amaechi, who announced this at the signing ceremony of four bills passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly into law, said the move was to enable government commence the immediate implementation of the four bills, including the transformation of the State College of Education to the University of Education.
He said the bills, including the Rivers State Public, Private Participation in Infrastructural Development Law No. 5 of 2009; Rivers State Road Traffic Law No. 6 of 2009; Rivers State Contributory Pensions Law in the Public Service No. 7 of 2009 and the Rivers State University of Education Law No. 8 of 2009, were cardinal to the growth and maintenance of law and order in the state.