Recent comments

LATEST News

Wike declares commitment to the funding of Rivers State University


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that  his administration will continue to sustain  the dedicated  funding  of the Rivers State University to ensure that all courses of the  institution get full accreditation from relevant academic bodies.


The governor also announced that Saturday, April 1, 2017 will be the  last day that the institution would be known as Rivers State University of Science and Technology  (RSUST) as her change of name passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly will take effect. The University would henceforth be known as Rivers State University.

Addressing  the  29th convocation of the university on Saturday, Governor Wike assured that his administration will  always make the necessary  investments  to ensure that no Rivers person  is denied access to quality education.

He said: "A developing State, such as ours, needs the knowledge,skills and dexterity of our people to progress and prosper. Our  administration recognizes that providing quality education, as a tool for development, is as important as providing physical infrastructure.

"That   is   why      are   giving   tremendous   attention   andresources  to   revamping   the   education   sector   and   ensuringthat our  educational  system   truly   empowers   our  people   tosuccessfully compete in the global environment.

"Ultimately, our commitment is to ensure that no Riversperson is left behind from the benefits of quality education asa tool for the transformation of our economy. "

He challenged the management  of  the  university  to refocus  its energy  towards fast tracking academic and infrastructural  development in the school.

On the Faculty of Management Sciences and Faculty of Environmental Sciences buildings  being funded  by the Rivers State Government, the governor  expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of work done.

He directed the Pro-Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the University  to ensure that the building defects he pointed out during  his inspection of the facilities  are corrected.

The governor  also directed the contractor  handling the College of Medical Sciences to report to the Government House to explain  the  slow pace of the work.

Governor Wike charged the graduands of the institution  to be worthy  apmbassadors  of the institution, who will contribute  their quota to the development of the state.

 He said: "I   say   congratulations,   once   again   to   all   the graduands   for   this   milestone.   You   have   all   done   well   and deserve not only to celebrate but also to be celebrated."

In his address, Pro-Chancellor of the University, Justice Iche Ndu represented by Rev. Dr. Joseph Omaegbu lauded Governor Wike for bringing to fruition the College of Medical Sciences of the Rivers State University to fruition, in addition to completing the Faculty of Management Sciences and Faculty of Environmental Sciences building at the university.

Also speaking, Vice Chancellor  of the University, Prof Blessing Didia said the school is an extension of the state's  construction activities.

He said that the university awarded first degrees, post graduate diplomas, masters and doctorate degrees to 4536 graduands.