-As Otuya affirms that DESOPADEC has done a lot in education.

By Ibru Nejuvie.

The Provost, College of Education, Warri, Prof (Mrs) Mary Edema has commended the Board and Management of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, for

embarking on developmental projects in the college since it's inception.

Speaking through the Deputy Provost of the college, Dr (Mrs) Phillipa Isioma Oganwo to DESOPADEC news crew in Warri recently, the Provost said DESOPADEC had done well in the construction of the main Administration Building of the college and the completion of the Education Building, housing the School of Education in the college.

According to her, "I want to thank the Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa and the management of DESOPADEC, for considering the College of Education, Warri, worthy for the these two projects. The admin building is a very critical project to the college."

She however appealed to DESOPADEC and the State government, to consider it as a priority, to complete the ongoing admin building which is at roofing stage and the renovation of the completed Education Building, which is now in a dilapidated state.

"It is pertinent to state here that the admin building will house the office of the Provost, Deputy Provost, Registrar and other Principal Officers of the college.

Apart from its usefulness and importance, it is the first attraction you see once you come into the college.

So, you can see that it is a very important project to us. We want the Commission to vote money for the completion of the project. Once completed, productivity and synergy of work will be enhanced in the college," she stated.

In another development, the Acting Head and Deputy Director, Social Services Department, Chief Odanolu Otuya has stated that DESOPADEC, since its inception, had done a lot in the area of education within its mandate areas.

In a separate interview with the DESOPADEC Weekly News crew in his office recently, Chief Otuya noted that the Commission had provided and renovated hundreds of classroom blocks in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions; provided furniture, books, bursaries and scholarship to indigent students in the mandate areas.

According to Chief Otuya, the Commission had also employed more teachers in the riverine areas, adding that the Commission gave some financial assistance and provided accommodation for teachers in the riverine areas.

"We've done a lot . We gave bursary and scholarship awards for both local and foreign universities. Many have benefited and are making impact in their various fields of endeavours.

Apart from the bursary awards, we also provided laboratories and libraries in different schools across the mandate areas. A bursary award exercise was scheduled to come up already, but for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Award of bursary to indigent students of Delta State Origin was inaugurated in 2008 and commenced fully in 2009. We had about 100 students approved for the overseas scholarship. They have completed their studies and many of them are doing very well in their chosen careers," Chief Otuya stated.


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