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Delta passes bills to upgrade three varsities

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By Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba

 

The Delta State House of Assembly has passed bills for the upgrade of three higher institutions in Delta State to universities.

The separate motions for the third reading of the three bills were moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Oboro Preyor and adopted at plenary presided over by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori.

The bills include the Delta State University of Education, Agbor, Establishment Bill, the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro Establishment Bill and the Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai Establishment Bill.

The names of two of the institutions were changed.

The Delta State University of Education, Agbor, was changed to University of Delta, Agbor, while the Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai, was changed to Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba.

The Chairman of the Education Committee, Charles Emetulu, explained that some amendments were proposed for the consideration of the House.

The Speaker, Oborevwori expressed happiness over the passage of bills, saying that it would further grow the educational sub sector in the state.

The Speaker commended the naming of one of the universities after the former Premier of defunct Midwestern Region, Chief Dennis Osadebay.

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