Commissioner commends contractors for good jobs at varsities
Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, has commended contractors handling various projects at the University of Delta (UniDel), Agbor, and its satellite campuses at Owa-Oyibo and Owa-Alero, as well as the State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, charging them to complete the jobs without further delays.
He also assured the management, staff and students of the state School of Marine Technology in Burutu of the government’s decision to reposition the institution, saying his visit is a clear indication of the government’s determination to give the school the necessary facelift that will place it on the same pedestal with others in the state and elsewhere.
During his assessment visits to the institutions, Muoboghare, who was accompanied on the visits by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Anthony Nwaokolobia, his Special Assistant, Chief John Oruma and some directors, specifically directed the contractor handling charge of the lecture halls and offices in the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at UniDel to return to the site and rectify errors on the doors and ceilings.
At Owa-Oyibu campus, while assessing the level of readiness of facilities in place, the commissioner said very soon, newly admitted students would resume academic activities and therefore would like to see that the basic infrastructure needed for academic programmes were ready.
At the Owa-Alero campus, he expressed delight with the quality of work in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences building complex, which he described as a miracle, considering the fact that the contractor only mobilised to the site in August last year at the peak of the rainy season.
He assured the contractor of prompt payment for jobs done, saying the ministry had made adequate provision for their payment and therefore urged them to increase the tempo of work at the various sites.