Delta State House of Assembly have passed three bills for the establishment of three more universities in the state. The State Assembly on Tuesday, February 23, gave green light to bills proposing the establishment of University of Delta, Agbor, Dennis Osadebe University, Anwai in Asaba, the state capital, and Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State had earlier sent the bills seeking the state legislatures to back his request for the upgrade of the College of Education, Agbor, Delta Polytechnic, Ozoro, and Delta State University, Anwai annex to universities, received hearing at the plenary chaired by the State Assembly Speaker.
Mr. Oboro Preyor, the Deputy Majority Leader moved the motion for the third reading of the three bills, which had already been adopted at the plenary presided over by Honourable Oborevwori, the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly.
The house however changed the names of two of the institutions during the Committee sitting in line with law-making processes of the legislature.
Mr. Charles Emetulu, the Chairman of the House Committee on Education explained that rigorous legislative scrutiny was carried out on the bills by members of the committee. Stating further that some amendments were proposed for consideration by the House.
The Delta State University of Education, Agbor, and Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai campus were changed to University of Delta and Dennis Osadebe University, respectively.
The Speaker of the House, expressed happiness over the passage of the bills.
“It would further grow the educational sub-sector in Delta State “, he stated.
Oborevwiro commended the naming of one of universities after the former Premier of defunct Mid-Western Region, Chief Dennis Osadebe.