Highlights

  • The name Niger Delta University was suggested by former President Goodluck Jonathan – VC
  • I do not believe in talking about the box, in fact, destroy the box.. so that we can think very well and help ourselves – VC
  • Not one individual grade a student’s scripts so that the issues of victimization is over – VC
    Sex for grade… is not found in Niger Delta University. We have been able to curtail all that – VC
  • I will say every African should have a certificate from Niger Delta University – VC
  • Admission requirements (placement) in Niger Delta University is so high – VC
  • 11,000 candidates seeking for placement in Niger Delta University – VC
  • The first professor of Nursing in Africa is currently employed in NDU – VC

The Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has urged the public especially the students’ community to think outside the box so that we can improve the educational quality in Africa.

The VC made this known in his award acceptance speech held in Zoom on the 26th of February, 2021.

Recall that the VC had earlier won the Times Magazine African Educationist of the Year 2020 with the award ceremony slated for 26th February.

In his opening remarks, the VC commended former president Goodluck Jonathan who was also present at the meeting and was earlier presented with the award for African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020 along with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the African of the year 2020 and the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, as the African Political leader of the Year.

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The VC who expressed joy over the award stated that the name Niger Delta University was suggested by the man who is being awarded today as the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020 and he (VC) also happens to be on the same stage with him as his ‘old boy’ now also being awarded as the African Educationist of the year.

“We believe that Africans can do it – that is the slogan. I do not believe in talking about the box. We should think outside the box. In fact, destroy the box and handle things the way it ought to be because when we say we have a box, that will not enable us to think very well.

“If we do not have a box and we have to think to help ourselves, we will do better than this. We want to ensure we shatter that box so that any student that graduate from our university is properly trained” the VC said.

“For example, we just celebrated one of our student who just graduated with first class in our school, went to the Nigerian Law school and came out the best because we have introduced a very wonderful quality assurance programme where we assure that not one individual grade a student scripts so that the issues of victimization is over.

“So that all these ones you hear all these people saying on social media sex for grade and all that is not found in Niger Delta University. We have been able to curtail all that. So Niger Delta University is one of the best schools in Africa and I will say every African should have a certificate from.

“The placement requirement is so high. For example, we just conducted screening for about 11,000 candidates seeking for one placement or the other in our University.

“Nursing programme in NDU is a Faculty of its own and this can only be found in NDU in the whole of Africa. The first ever Nursing professor in the whole of Africa is employed by the Niger Delta University. We have quality of service that is second to none.

 

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