No regret starting three new varsities – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State says he has no regret for establishing three universities in the state.

Okowa stated this on Monday in Asaba while replying to his critic, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on the establishment of the universities.

He said, “I do not regret establishing three new universities. As of today, four universities are functional in Delta State.

“Those criticising me because they want to be governor of this state and telling Deltans lies over the new three universities are doing so for selfish reasons.

“The new three universities have done first and second intake of students of not less than 5,000 students.

“The important thing is that I have brought education closer to my people. The tuition fees of these institutions are low compared to other institutions.

“While Federal Government  keeps students at home for eight months strike, Delta State Universities keeps graduating students while others are moving to next class”

Okowa disclosed that he had met with Vice-Chancellors of institutions in the state to introduce entrepreneurial education into the schools’ curriculum.

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