GOVERNOR WIKE GIVES REASONS FOR DECENTRALIZING RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 2, 2021
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his decision to establish the various Campuses for the Rivers State University was in fulfillment of the vision of the founding fathers of the University to extend development to all parts of the state and create access to education for the people.
Governor Wike stated this while speaking at the flag-off ceremony for the establishment of the Etche Campus of the Rivers State University at Abara-Etche in Etche Local Government Area.
The Governor who noted that he had not only fulfilled his promise to the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality, but also released the needed funds to ensure the take off of the Campus, urged the management of the University to release more funds to the contractor to expedite work on the project.
Performing the flag-off, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Don Baridorm said the establishment of the Campus in Etche would redefine the quality of tertiary education among the people of the area, solve the problem of carrying capacity in the University and serve as a catalyst of development for Etche people.
In his speech, the State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku described the establishment of the Etche Campus of the Rivers State University by the Governor as a great achievement, saying he has further proved doubting Thomases wrong.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University, Professor Nlerum Okugbule said the Campus would serve as Faculty of Agriculture in recognition of the acknowledged agrarian economy of Etche Ethnic Nationality as a famous food basket of the state.
Meanwhile, the Governor will today, flag off the Ahoada Campus of the Rivers State University and the Ahoada Omoku Road.