By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA—GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has applauded the leadership of the state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, for securing full accreditation for 10 of its academic programmes, following the release of N200 million by the state government for the purpose.
Dickson stated this when NDU’s Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo, presented the 2017 May/June National Universities Commission, NUC, accreditation report to him in Yenagoa.
Assuring NDU of government’s support to achieve academic excellence, the governor directed Professor Edoumiekumo to liaise with the state Ministry of Education for the approval of the balance of N21 million out of the N221 million earlier approved for the institution.
His words: “This government will spare no effort and resources in working with the university team to ensure that NDU becomes one of the best universities in the country.”
Dickson, who urged Bayelsa students seeking admission into universities to consider NDU, described it as a first class tertiary institution, which has the full backing of the state government.
While presenting the report, Professor Edoumiekumo listed Law, Medical Laboratory Science and Mechanical Engineering as some of the programmes that were accredited, adding that accreditation was denied for Pure and Applied Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics due to lack of qualified staff.