By Promise Ogana
Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare has assured Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondent Chapel, Asaba roburst synergy.
Muoboghare assured the Chapel Chairman, Comrade Dominic Adewale and his executive when they paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Asaba.
The Commissioner cleared the air on the issues surrounding the hike in school fees in Delta State University, Abraka, he reiterated that due to the urge to maintain her educational standard, “there was the need for the institution to adjust fees for the new intakes, while the old students fees remain moderate as it is”.
He further added that the state government has no business in the affairs of school fees but to ensure that salaries and other entitlements of lecturers were promptly paid as at when due.
“When you attend school without fees, that means we will be living in a fool’s paradise, faculties and other academic facilities/equipment of learning must be service in order for an institution to run smoothly”, he stated.
In areas of salaries, Muoboghare disclosed that Delta State tertiary institutions lecturers earn better salaries than their equals in federal institutions of higher learning.
He added that the state government will not reneged in her commitment towards all institutions of higher learning in the state, stressing that Delta is moving forward in all regard academically.
He appealed for all hards to be on deck with the government in moving the state forward.
Earlier, Comrade Dominic Adewale thanked the state government for her vision and mission concerning the education sector of the state, while he equally appreciated the commissioner for the giants stride and favourable educational policies in the sate.
He appealed for a refrigerator and a power generating set, in order for their correndent office to be conducive for them.
However, Prof. Muoboghare assured them that he would endeavour to help them in his own capacity.