By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state government was fully prepared for the eventual take-off of the three newly created universities in the state.
Okowa disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with journalists shortly after being conducted round different facilities at the University of Delta, Agbor, by the Provost of the College of Education, Agbor, Dr. Joseph Ukadike.
He stated that the new universities have facilities needed for the commencement of academic activities this year.
According to him, all the three newly established universities in the state are starting, adding that the number of faculties that they would start with for the first year may vary from university to university.
This, he said, is as a result of the fact the National Universities Commission (NUC) does not give approval to new universities to start everything (all facaulties) at a time.
The governor noted that the University of Delta, Agbor and the University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, were fully ready for the initial take off without having any hiccup apart from a few touches that could be completed in just a few weeks.
He added that the Dennis Osadebe University at Anwai, would definitely be able to start off in some of the faculties but not all of them (the faculties).
“The University of Delta, Agbor, is ready to take off just as we saw the situation in the University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, where we found out that the facilities in the institution were good enough for a take off.
“We have also inspected this place (University of Delta, Agbor,) where we have five critical buildings that can serve for the take off of various faculties and I think that they will definitely be ready by September.