ASABAâ€”VICE CHANCELLOR of the Delta State University (DELSU), Prof. John Enahwo, has lauded the state government for the regular payment of salaries to lecturers, even during the recently suspended strike that lasted over three months.
He promised that ASUU strike notwithstanding, the University would endeavour to round off the academic session this year to begin a new academic session in January next year.
Prof. Enahwo stated this when the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha, visited the university at Abraka yesterday.
Eghagha, who was at the university to see things for himself, appealed to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to exclude medical students while on strike to avoid producing half-baked medical graduates that would eventually endanger the lives of their future patients.
In a separate meeting with members of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU) and the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) who are still on strike, Dr. Eghagha appealed to them to call off the strike in order not to truncate teaching and learning in the university, especially as ASUU members were back to the lectureÂ room.
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has awarded scholarship to Master Solomon Martin for emerging as the second best in the national science competition.
Announcing the award, the governor said â€œthe state government will fully take over the education of Master Solomon Martin till university level.
â€œThe state will continue to improve education in the state, especially in the rural communitiesâ€.