The Commissioner for Higher Education, Delta State, Mr. Jude Sinebe, has said that the State Government has spent over N500 million on accreditation of programmes in Delta State University, Abraka, adding that N30Million was released for the last convocation done in the school.
The Commissioner, who took his turn today, during a press briefing at the ongoing ministerial press briefing on the activities and achievements of his ministry, held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Information, Asaba, said that DELSU was able to generate N2Billion but that the figure had fallen to N1.6 billion as at last year, saying no tertiary insitution paid a kobo to government, despite that the government on a monthly basis provides subvention to higher institutions in the state.
He revealed that the State Government gave permission to higher institutions to generate revenue and spent part of it on running their daily cost and embarking on infrastructural development.
Mr. Sinebe assured that the Senate building at the main campus of DELSU, Abraka, would be completed as soon as funds were released.
On why the name of College of Physical Education, Mosogar was changed to College of Education, Mosogar, the Commissioner said that it was to make the institution more encompassing and attractive to prospective students.
He clarified that 70 years remained the retirement age for professors in Universities and 65 years for other academic staff, while academic staff in polytechnics and colleges of education was 65 years and other staff 60 years.