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NDU VC laments poor funding of institution

By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA—The Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, NDU, Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Professor Humphrey Ogoni, has expressed concern over the poor funding of the institutuon by the donor agencies.

Prof Ogoni spoke at the presentation of a 20,000 litre capacity water reservoir, crested T-shirts and an architectural design of the proposed secretariat site by the 2013/2015 National Executive Committee of the institution’s Alumni Association headed by Mr. Ofongo Samuel.

He said that though individuals and groups including the alumni association had done much in assisting in the development of the institution, the donor agencies including the Education Trust Fund and the Petroleum Technology Development Trust Fund have not done enough in the area of infrastructures.

Ogoni noted that the campus was in need of senate building and a major hall, adding, “Unfortunately, our donors, agencies, Trust Fund, PTDF, are only concerned with academic activities but they don’t bother about internal roads, major halls and so on and that is why we are speaking out.”

He commended the alumni association, stressing that there would be minimal problem of water at the College of Health Sciences where the project was sited.


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