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Education Is Another Way To Reduce Crime In Delta State – Gov. Oborevwori

DELTA State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Monday, said the State Government has placed premium on education to keep students of the State on track and focused.
Governor Oborevwori stated this when he received on courtesy visit officials of the National University Commission, NUC led by its Acting Executive Secretary, Mr. Chris Maiyaki in his office in Government House, Asaba.
He thanked the NUC for approving the three new universities for the state, saying the establishment of the new universities was well justified hence the House of Assembly he presided over didn’t waste time in passing the bills.
Governor Oborevwori, said: “When we received the bill for the three universities, we looked at the justifications for three universities and we found out that they had the staff and infrastructure.
“They had subvention but the students were not there because the NCE programmes were no longer attractive to them.
“Where we had about 900 staff in the then College of Education, Agbor, you cannot even find 1,000 students and what we provide there is enough to run a full-fledged university.
“The money used in running the College is also the same thing to run Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma where I graduated from and they have over 15,000 students yet we can’t get even 1,000 at the College of Education, Agbor.
“So we didn’t waste time to approve the bill. Moreover, that period we had over 25,000 Deltans that passed JAMB and were qualified for university education but the universities couldn’t admit more than 5,000.
“So what happens to the remaining 20,000 students? They have to wait for another year again? And we said no its a very brilliant idea to upgrade three existing higher institutions into full-fledged universities and we had to pass the bills.
“I must commend NUC for approving the three universities for Delta State. I want to assure you that as a government we will continue to provide whatever it takes to make the universities great.
“Here in Delta State we take education very seriously, because you may acquire anything on this earth, it will go but education will remain with you till death.
“Here in Delta we value education because by the time you train your children, they will not be involved in crime, they will be focused in life.
“So education is another way of reducing crime and since I came in we have been in touch with them and all that is necessary in terms of staffing and infrastructure would be provided.
“Delta is peaceful and everywhere is beautiful but if you see any road that is not good in Delta State just know that it is a federal road.
Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State in a warm handshake with the Acting Executive Secretary, National University Commission,  Mr. Chris Maiyaki in his office in Government House, Asaba. 
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