Brief History of Delta State University of Science and Technology Ozoro

Nuelson Penuel Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Education


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The history of the Delta State Universityof Science and Technology, Ozoro would not be complete without mentioning the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro on which the foundation of the University was laid. The Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro was established by Law enacted by the Delta State Government on November 12, 2002 during the administration of His Excellency, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. The Polytechnic was one of the four new tertiary institutions established at the same time by the State Government in its desire to meet the yearnings of Deltans for acquisition of qualitative education which was hitherto not being satisfied by institutions owned by the Federal and the State Government. Furthermore, the history of the defunct Polytechnic will not be complete without mentioning that there was a Polytechnic in Ozoro known as Ozoro Polytechnic established by the defunct Bendel State Government from 1982 - 1985. The Polytechnic was later phased out and after some years (1992 precisely), a College of Agriculture was established. The College of Agriculture operated for approximately ten (10) years before it was finally absorbed into the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro in 2003. In January 2021, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi A. Okowa of disclosed plans to convert polytechnics in the state into university and the defunct Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro happened to be selected. This bill of conversion was first read on the 28th January 2021 at the State House of Assembly during plenary. After the bill passed by the State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the house committee on education have been assessed and certified by the committee, it was signed in February 2021. The Delta State University of Science and Technology began with with forty-five (45) programmes and departments duly approved by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria (NUC).

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