Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has applauded the leadership of the state-owned Niger-Delta University for securing full accreditation of 10 courses by the National University Commission.
Dickson made the commendation when the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, presented to the governor the NUC’s 2017 May/June Accreditation report in Yenagoa.
Dickson said in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Thursday in Yenagoa, that the government had released N200 million to enhance academic activities in the institution.
He said he had directed the vice chancellor to liaise with the state Ministry of Education for the release of the balance of N21 million.
Dickson said: “This government will spare no effort and resources, working with the university team, to ensure that NDU becomes one of the best universities in the country.”
Dickson urged students seeking admission into universities in the country, to consider NDU, adding that the state government would continue to support the school to enhance learning.
Earlier, while presenting the report, Edoumiekumo said the accreditation of 10 programmes was a feat in the institution’s history.
According to him, some of the accredited courses are Law, Medical Laboratory Science and Mechanical Engineering.