The Delta state commissioner for Higher Education Professor Patrick Muoboghare on Wednesday said that the new universities forwarded to the state house of assembly by the governor will begin session in the 2021/2022 academic session.
Professor Muoboghare also said a dress code will be recommended for all students just as he said the National and Higher National Diploma students and the current NCE students will be allowed to complete their programme while the fresh students will start the degree programme in the next academic session.
With this development, Ozoro polytechnic will no longer admit ND and HND students while Agbor college of education will no longer admit NCE students henceforth. Muoboghare made this disclosure in a briefing with journalists on Wednesday.
He said the schools will not be starting from scratch as there are existing structures already on ground. Hence, the universities will lock off with the facilities in the schools.
He said as obtained in private institutions where students are given dress codes, students in the new universities will be given dress codes which they must maintain. He frowned against students wearing torn trousers and females wearing bum shorts to schools.
He noted that the current in the schools will not be chased away but they will be phased out gradually until there is no longer NCE or HND in the schools. He added that within a maximum of two years they must have been removed
On the issue of internally generated revenue by the universities, Muoboghare said the government boats salaries of staff but the internally generated revenue is used for administrative work and infrastructural development within the system.
However, he said infrastructural development is in three forms, one by the institution, two by the state government and three by interventionist agencies like the ETF and others.