Due to the devastating flood that severely damaged the majority of Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, the government has ordered a two-week closure of the university.
Dr. Kingsley Ashibuogwu, the state’s commissioner for higher education, made the announcement on Friday while visiting the university urgently to assess the effects of the flood there.
The Commissioner stated that it was no longer safe for students to stay on campus due to the level of flooding.
Faculties mostly affected by the flood included that of Administration and Management, Computer Science, and Environmental Sciences.
Others included the Faculty of Agriculture, Mass Communications, the University Health Centre, the library, generator plant house, Staff Club, as well as the administrative building of the university.
The Commissioner, who expressed shock at the level and impact of the ravaging flood on the university, however stated that the state government was on top of the situation to ensure that students were safely evacuated from the school.
He remarked that it was hoped that within the two weeks duration, the flood would had receded.
While saying that the measure was taken in the best interest and safety of students and workers in the university community, the Higher Education Commissioner assured students and the school management that lectures and academic activities would resume as soon as the flood receded.
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