Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mulade Commends Okowa's Exploits In Education Sector, Makes Case For Riverine Communities.



By Victor Bieni, Asaba



National Coordinator, Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice CEPEJ, and a Delta-born educationist, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff has congratulated Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa for this historical achievement and for making Delta to be the leading state with highest number of universities in Nigeria.

The our reporter learnt this today from Comrade Chief Sherrif Mulade during a media chat with some group of Journalists at Asaba, Delta State capital he stated that the Leadership of CEPEJ is very proud of Governor Okowa's educational strides that had given every Deltans and others the opportunity to acquire quality education.

Chief Mulade, a Peace Ambassador who is also the President of the Riverine Communities Development Forum of Nigeria expresses joy and happiness for this laudable achievement and equally appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to kindly consider the transfer of the School of Marine Technology, Burutu to the Higher Education Ministry to enable it being manage and run by professional academics for the betterment of students, Deltans and to give sense of belonging to the riverine dwellers in the State.

In the words of the human rights Activist cum Peace advocate: "I want to re-emphasised that the School of Marine Technology, Burutu, had been attached to the Ministry of Transport, since it establishment, indicating that it was meant to train youths in crash programmes only, instead of a full fledged Degree and Diploma awarding institution, such as those in universities and polytechnics respectively".

"In tertiary education, a professional certificate is quite different from an academic certificate. He therefore, on behalf of riverine communities in Delta State, appealed to, and requested Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to transfer the School of Marine Technology, Burutu, to the Ministry of Higher Education so that academic experts could run and manage it towards achieving set goals".

"I also appealed to the State Governor, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa to consider the riverine communities in his educational pursuits. It will interest you to note that there is no single higher institution in the coastal communities/Riverine LGA's of the State".

"Therefore, I want to strongly appealed to the State Government to consider setting up campuses of the State universities particularly, Delta State University, Abraka, now that Anwai campus as being converted to a University and any of the other university campuses in the riverine communities, to give them sense of belonging and beneficiaries of His Excellency, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa educational development and advancement in the State".

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