By Promise Ogana
The Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare has reiterated that the state government meant well by the establishment of the three new universities n the state.
Prof. Muoboghare stated this in his office while briefing the press concerning the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU Ntional) on the erroneous insinuation that the establishment of the universities was not in the interest of the citizens.
Muoboghare however, expressed his displeasure about the shallow understanding of ASUU, while he disabused their minds on the issues of TETFUND having all projects in the tertiary institutions.
He apparently declared that the state government was magnanimous and operated with human face and considerations, adding that many Deltans were denied opportunities of gaining admission even when they are qualified in some state and federal universities.
He stated few out of the numerous projects such as the Faculty of Arts, Engineering in Delsu and many other projects in Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, University of Delta, Agbor and Dennis Osadebay University, Asaba are not TETFUND funded projects.
“On the issues of better renumeration, the staff of Delta State University were better off compare to their colleagues in other universities”, he added.
The commissioner equally stated that the state government was well positioned financially as it concerns her pensioners, stressing that ASUU National should always verify their information in order not to mislead the general public.
He called on ASUU to join hands with government, parents and other stakeholders in the education sector so as to achieve greater heights together in the country.