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Delta Poly’s Olympic size stadium ready for commissioning in Ozoro


The 14,000 capacity Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium, which will be commissioned by Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa… on December 1, 2016.

The 14,000 capacity Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium, which will be commissioned by Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa… on December 1, 2016.

The Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro’s Olympic size stadium, built by the institution through internally generated revenue with the support of Governor Author Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, is ready for commissioning, the school has said.

The stadium was designed and built by the polytechnic engineers under the inspiration of the rector, Dr. Jacob Snipps Oboreh. A statement signed by the registrar of the institution, Mr. Samuel Oviemuno Onaibre, said the vision for the Olympic size stadium was contemplated in June 2015 during the preparation for Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) and the project was completed within 11 months.

Mr. Onaibre added that the 14,000 sitting capacity stadium will be commissioned by the Governor Okowa on December 1, 2016,He disclosed that other projects recently completed and would be commissioned by the governor include a model banking Hall for the Banking and Finance Department, Wheel Balancing/Alignment workshop for Centre for Entrepreneurship Education,upgraded/restructured Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro main gate, fire- fighting station building, fire-fighting truck and backup truck, 2km campus roads and laboratory building for Science Laboratory  Technology Department.

The registrar said the school hoped that Governor Okowa’s entourage for the commissioning would include members of the Delta State House of Assembly, state commissioners, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, community leaders from Isoko North and South and dignitaries from neighboring states.

Part of the activities lined up to entertain guests on the day, Mr. Onaibre said, are a football match between Ozoro Polytechnic and Auchi Polytechnic and track events, as well as cultural displays and dance by the students of the institution.

According to the registrar, the stadium has a standard football pitch with flood lights for night events, eight lane designed tracks for athletics events, commentary box public address system, full roof covering and sealed, 139 toilets and 52 urinary spread within the stadium, 15 well furnished dressing rooms and wardrobe with showers, 10 V.I.P lodge with air condition well furnished, 14,000 seats for spectators and well spaced environment for car park.

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  • BIT Associate

    Nigeria University Chancellors should learn from this Patriotic rector, Dr. Jacob Snipps Oboreh. He has done a great Job within One Year by judiciously using internally generated revenue of a Polytechnic in a rural town, Ozoro to built an Olympic Size Stadium. And the beauty about it is that he managed the project with talent from the same institution.

  • anayobuchi06

    This is good. A big challenge for our universities that dole out only theories and nothing practical neither in the life of the students nor monumental in the campuses. The Nigerian Universities Commission should should begin to give positive direction to the universities to begin to look inwards. Professors trained abroad on scholarships with public funds often retire without replicating themselves or mentor their students on practical technical achievements. How on earth can our universities not build and produce cars, ships, aeroplanes, tools and equipments for industries. It is even shocking we can not produce pencils. We import even took picks. What are our universities doing that they can not collaborate with the industry to undertake research and development (R&D) to advance productivity and inventions.
    Kudos to the Delta State Polytechnic for this achievement. As Nigerians rejoice with you over this achievement, please see it as motivation to do more and lead other institutions in the country to chart the course for our meaningful development.,

    • Okpomo

      In the world over, tertiary institutions provide solutions to society’s challenges. Ours, filled with theoretical professors and all sorts of degrees holders, is different.

  • slim

    This is what we call REAL CHANGE

  • Okpomo

    Well done my people.