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Delta assembly plans public hearing on proposed 3 universities

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 By Nosa Akenzua

The Delta State House of Assembly will on Friday 19th February, 2021, hold public hearing on three bills forwarded to it by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, seeking the enactment of laws to establish three new universities in the state.

The chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. Charles Emetulu, in a statement, named the Bills as the Delta State University of Education, Agbor Establishment Bill, Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai, Establishment Bill and the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Establishment Bill.

The statement says the public hearing, scheduled for 10am at the Press Center, Delta State House of Assembly Complex, Asaba, is pursuant to the mandate of the committee to draw inputs from critical stakeholders and other interested members of the public in the enactment of the proposed laws.

Those expected to make written or oral presentations include the state commissioners for higher education, basic and secondary education, technical education, the vice chancellor of the Delta State University, Rectors and Provosts of Delta State Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, Civil Society Organizations, Proprietors of Private Educational Institutions in Delta State, Professional Bodies, and the Private Sector, among others.

The statement adds that all memoranda should be enclosed in sealed envelopes, marked “A bill for a law to establish three universities in Delta State, address to the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Delta State House of Assembly and to reach the Committee Secretary on or before the date of the public hearing.

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