“The state says that its university at Abraka gets N400 million as allocation.”
Delta State spends about N1 billion on its tertiary institutions monthly, Prof. Hope Eghagha, the Commissioner for Higher Education, said on Sunday. The amount, according to him, covered salaries of staff and other monthly exigencies of the schools.
The state’s university at Abraka reported gets N400 million monthly, while the three polytechnics, two colleges of education, and the College of Physical Education get N40 million for their bills, including salaries.
Eghagha explained that the government decided to establish many higher institutions to accommodate the admission needs of its indigenes.
The commissioner admitted that the state’s institutions were facing problems of infrastructure and other learning facilities but noted that the situation was not peculiar to them.
In spite of the challenges, the state government was planning to expand hostels, libraries and Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres in the schools through its intervention programmes.
Eghagha said that a science theatre and an auditorium were being constructed at the main campus of the state university in Abraka from the intervention funds.
Eghagha stated that the government’s decision to intervene in various areas in the education sector was prompted by its determination to improve standards in the sector.
-By Adaego Ogbulafor
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