Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State
Before a university admission seeker makes a choice of institution, there are various issues to put into perspective/consideration to ensure good university choices are made. There are various reasons why Jambites must choose Niger Delta University as their first choice institution. These reasons are very important to consider before, during and after jamb examinations. Hence, for those who already made different choices, a change of institution later will have to be inevitable. Let us discuss these important reasons one after the other.
#1: Fast and Timely Academic Session
If there is anything a student ever wanted in the university, it is to graduate on time as academic calendar stipulates. As at this ongoing 2019/2020 session, the Niger Delta University is currently running ahead of time. This has been the norm in the institution from inception. The Niger Delta University unlike many other universities don’t go on strikes, riots or any unnecessary breaks. For instance, during the past Christmas, school went on holiday 23rd December and resumed 2nd January. This is by far unbeatable and unprecedented and it is as a result of a very sound, responsive and vibrant administration. Based on our speculation and observation of the system, any student who filled the Niger Delta University in this 2020/2021 JAMB will surely step into 200 level before any other student in Nigeria. The current 200 level students of the Niger Delta University are in the best position to attest to this. Even the current year one will also enjoy the same thing because the Vice Chancellor, during the students’ Award Concert where the Vice Chancellor and his administrative team were awarded by the students’ community, the Vice Chancellor noted that the school is currently on its toes (meaning very fast and on time). In the words of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo, “God willing, by June next year (2020), 2019/2020 academic session is over”.
What the Vice Chancellor meant was that this ongoing session must end by June 2020 and 2020/2021 Jambites will take over. And you know what? From the time this statement was made till today, all things has been equal – no unnecessary holiday, no riots, no strikes. Meaning come June, this session is over and admission of 2020/2021 students will start off from there. Owing to this line of understanding, it is very necessary you choose Niger Delta University as a lot of new inputs are on ground.
#2 Upgraded Learning Environment
Currently in Niger Delta University, “even the blind” are seeing what the administration is doing. A parent who came for post UTME in September was complaining how everywhere changed in her eyes when she came back for clearance after admission. This is just within a spate of three months. The truth is that the Niger Delta University is currently one of the fastest growing public Universities in Nigeria. No school can break this record. What is currently happening in the Niger Delta University is that there is a very vibrant Vice Chancellor that is making things happen. The professor seems to know a whole lot about administration and things are really happening here. The current 100 level students that I shared this type of information with last year are all confirming it now. You too will want to school under this type of Vice chancellor before he leaves office.
If you have been familiar with the Niger Delta University before now, you will realize classes have been upgraded. The most appealing part is that these upgrades are not just mere normal upgrades done in most institutions with only outside paintings. Take the main campus auditorium for instance. The level of upgrade done there makes the whole place looks anew. Even alumni members could no longer recognize the place. New sitting arrangements, ACs, lighting, painting, even the surrounding was affected by this change. It was in fact a transformation! Everyone currently seems to have a very positive review of the Niger Delta University. You just have to come and see things for yourselves. Who knows if the Vice Chancellor is planning to put ACs in all the classrooms with free jollof rice during classes for all the freshers? Lols. Ok, lets get serious now.
If you can access the Niger Delta University Annual Thanksgiving ceremony programme of event, which held 12th December, 2019, you will see a list of efforts the current management has put in place to see that academic life is improved upon. You can read about some of them here.
#3 Increased Admission Power
To say that the Niger Delta University have increased its admission power is now an understatement. What do you expect? With improved learning facilities and added programmes, it is only expected that the capacity of the university will improve tremendously. However, the most intriguing part is not just that admission capacity has improved alone, it has more than doubled taking into cognizance the admission power from the inception of the current administration. It is on record that when this administration started, the university admits only 3,500 students per session. This is just the capacity of the university as a 2016/2017 academic session. However, as time passes, with increase in operations, facilities and better academic policies, the school now admits 7,600 students per session. https://admissionsandutme.com/2019/12/23/special-appreciation/
What this means is that more and more students are being admitted and will be admitted in this session. So as a 2020/2021 Jambite, you do not need to waste your precious academic life writing Post UTME in universities that may not grant you admission. Choose Niger Delta University now. If you already purchased Jamb form, change of institution is still very much possible later – make Niger Delta University your first choice and you won’t regret it at all.
#4 Added Programmes
Today, the Niger Delta University has added more programmes to its fold. This is with a view to improve the institution. From inception till date, these numbers of programme increment have not been before. The current management has strived to make it happen. The newly added programmes are as follows:
Faculty of Basic Medical Science
- Human Anatomy
- Human Physiology
Faculty of Education
- Library and Information Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Mass Communication
Faculty of Environmental Sciences (New Faculty)
- Quantity Surveying
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Environmental Management
#5 Skill Acquisition Training
Despite being an academic institution where adequate attention is paid to research, the institution’s management understands that jobs are being difficult for graduates out there, hence, the Niger Delta University has included a skill acquisition training to its programmes with the intent to additionally train students on live and sustainable skills that can make NDU graduates unemployment proofed. The skill acquisition training programme is a one year training programme that is tailored to academic life. Students are timed to visit the centre without affecting their classes. Students who have entrepreneurial spirit can actually test run their skill by creating a mini business outfit in the school where they have thousands of students to patronize them. This is very good for students in an economy where jobs are virtually becoming a mirage.
On Wednesday January, 2020, the Niger Delta University exhibited proceeds from the students skill acquisition centre. Photographs from the scene are displayed below:
The benefits of schooling in the Niger Delta University are overwhelming. The counting can go on and on. Free Wifi, UG/14 policy (a policy that discourages extra year)… in fact, we can’t count them all now. But be rest assured that a choice of Niger Delta University is the best choice ever. Admission is sure!
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