Delta is made up of three senatorial districts, comprising North, Central and South. The North comprises Ndokwa, Ika, Aniocha and the Oshimilis. The major language spoken in this area is Igbo, which most people call Delta Igbo. They understand each other.
The Delta Central has the most unified language. All the local governments in the zone speak one language, which is the Urhobo. It has insignificant difference in Okpe and Sapele area. Besides that, the language is the same.
For the Delta South, there are three major tribes that are distinct from each other. The Ijaw which has the highest number of local governments, the Isokos with only two local government and the Itsekiri which is always at loggerheads with the Ijaws.
Now, in all these areas, there are both federal and state government higher institutions in them. We want to give a rundown of higher institutions in the entire state and you will be left to check which senatorial district has the largest number of higher institutions in the state.
Emerald News is doing this because there have been agitations in some quarters arising from the upgrade made by the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
Now, let’s count the institutions
1. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
2: Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun
3. Delta State University, Abraka
4. School of Nursing, Sapele
5. School of Nursing, Eku
6. Delta State Poly, Oghara
7. College of Physical Education, Mosogar
8. College of Health Technology, Ufuoma
9. Western Delta University, Oghara
1. Delta State Poly, Ogwashi Uku
2. DELSU, Anwai campus
3. Federal College of Education, Asaba
4. College of Education, Agbor
5.;School of Nursing, Asaba
6. Novena University, Amai
7. Admiralty University, Ibusa
1. College of Education, Warri
2. School of Marine Technology, Burutu
.3. Maritime University, Okerenkoko
4. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo
5. DELSU, Oleh campus
6. School of Nursing, Warri
From this, we can see that there are 22 higher institutions in Delta state. There are nine in Delta Central, seven in Delta North and six in Delta South.
Some people may argue that Novena University, Western Delta University and Edwin Clark University are private, hence do not fall into this category. And if removed, Delta South and North will be left with five institutions each while Delta central will be left with eight.
From this analysis, which senatorial district do you think should protest or agitate, North, South or Central?