Ahoada, Etche, Emohua Campuses Of RSU Ready, March 31, VC Assures

Authorities of the Rivers State University (RSU) have said that the three campuses of the institution located at Ahoada, Etche and Emohua would be ready by March 31, 2022.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Nlerum Okogbule disclosed this at the university’s main campus while giving account of his stewardship within the last two years in office.

He said work on the three campuses was 95percent completed, adding that it would be commissioned by May, 2022.

Okogbule also listed other achievements to include the commencement and completion of the Centre for ContinuingEducation building, 80percent completion of Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Science and Pathology building.

The rest are ongoing construction of nursing building, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Education, which are all TETFUND projects within the main campus.

The vice chancellor also said Post Graduate Studies building was 50percent completed; erection of modern bus-stop completed, and now in use, demolition of security village in readiness for the building of staff quarters as well as securing approval for the construction of additional staff quarters.

Other achievements, according to him, are renovation and furnishing of space for Faculty of Engineering Conference Room, ensuring regular environmental sanitation in the campus, enhanced security at the campus, promotion of academic staff of various categories and the creation of two new faculties and establishment of the University Business School.

The vice chancellor said the institution also had successful accreditation for its medical college by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria leading to the commencement of clinical training as well as successful accreditation of other academic programmes by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), among other achievements.

Okogbule said that within the period under review, the university also won both national and international awards, especially award which makes RSU the University of the Year, 2021.

He said his administration would continue to be inclusive where ideas, suggestions and inputs would be taking into consideration.

Speaking, Chairman,Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), RSU chapter, Prof Emmanuel Ekwulo, and others, thanked the vice chancellor for giving the institution a pride of place in the scheme of things.

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