Uduaghan’s Education Reforms articles


Expanding Access to Education

Expanding Access to Education

    The government of Delta State embarks on massive expansion of existing institutions of higher learning and the establishment of new ones to cater for the manpower needs of the state and the country Isaac Onoruese, 25, is an HND 2 Mechanical Engineering student at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku. His original interest was to study Petroleum Engineering in a university after leaving Eni Grammar School, Evwreni, near Ughelli, Delta State, in 2006. But


‘EduMarshal Is About Eradicating Street Culture’

  Stella Blaize, Special Assistant to the Governor on Education, says EduMarshal is in the spirit of the Child Rights Law What is the EduMarshal all about? Education Marshall, shortened to EduMarshal, and what we do is to marshal children, that is kids we find outside on the streets during school hours into school. That is basically the job we are supposed to do. But the way it is now, we have gotten to know


Leveraging On Child’s Rights Law

  To boost school enrolment and attendance, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, falls back on the Child’s Rights law, an international convention that safeguards the rights of every child When Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan met just six pupils in a classroom during a surprise inspection tour of projects in the education sector in Abigborodo, Delta State recently, he was evidently demoralised. It was the confirmation of the 2013 terse report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural

Peter Amromanoh, Executive Secretary, Delta State Scholarship Board

‘Uduaghan’s Government Is Education-Friendly’

    Peter Amromanoh, Executive Secretary, Delta State Scholarship Board, says the introduction of e-bursary has eliminated fraud in the system. He was interviewed by Adekunbi Ero, executive editor; Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor and Folashade Adebayo, senior writer. Excerpts       The Bursary and Scholarship Board is an important part of the Delta State government programme on education. What are the different categories and the packages?   We have a number of Scholarship

Edna Mogekwu, Rector, Delta State University

‘We Train Our Students to Be Employers of Labour’

‘We Train Our Students to Be Employers of Labour’   In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Edna Mogekwu, Rector, Delta State University, Ogwashi-Uku, and management expert, lauds the encouragement and support of the state government which she says have enhanced and placed the three state polytechnics at the forefront such that they “can compete effectively with any polytechnic.” She says the establishment of four more polytechnics will take more youths off the streets.


Vox Pop

Uduaghan Loves His People – Sampson Emojenrenre, community elder, Abigborodo     We appreciate Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. He is a very successful man. He loves his people, young and old. Because of the road and schools he has built for us many people we never knew now come to this community. Products that use to be sold at high prices are now cheap because of easy means of transportation to the community. The road is


‘We Use School Fees to Build Infrastructure at DELSU’ – Eric Arubayi

          We Use School Fees to Build Infrastructure at DELSU  – Eric Arubayi, Vice-Chancellor, DELSU   In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Eric Arubayi, Vice-Chancellor, VC, Delta State University, DELSU and professor of education administration, appraises the development of tertiary education in Delta State and returns the verdict that it “has taken a very, very long leap for the better”.   Can you give an assessment of the state


DELSU: An Emerging World-Class University

  Delta State University, under the administration of Governor Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, is witnessing phenomenal growth such that it ranks among the best in the country today in terms of infrastructure, facilities, teaching and learning       Chukwuma Sunday (Jr) is a 400-Level student of Zoology at the Delta State University, Abraka campus. As a final year student, he has been around long enough to experience the different stages of development in the university.


‘We Need Polytechnics to Drive Development’

  Hope Eghagha, professor of English and Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, says the state is determined to produce graduates that can stand out anywhere in the world. In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, and Folashade Adebayo, senior writer, he explains that the government decided to establish more polytechnics because “technical education is crucial to development” and guarantees self-employment.   We have gone round to see development