Delta State Government has said it plans to upgrade three tertiary institutions to universities.
Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare while briefing journalists at a news conference in Asaba on Wednesday said the Government’s decision was aimed at eliminating wasteful expenditures and expand the admission options for Deltans seeking university education.
Mr. Muoboghare stated that the State Government spends about N458million on 1,895 staff of the three Colleges of Education which have a low number of students.
“With about 1,000 public and private secondary schools in the State that graduate SS3 students every year, there is need to establish new universities by upgrading the tertiary institutions to avoid keeping students on university admission’s waiting lists,” Prof. Muoboghare said.
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