• Saturday, July 13, 2024
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Economic hardship won’t stop support to RSUST – Rivers

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Rivers State government has said that dwindling financial resources will not deter its quest to improve educational institutions in the state, particularly the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

Kaniye S. A. Ebeku, commissioner for education, said this when he paid a familiarisation visit to the university.

He said government would support the management of the university to achieve greater heights and expansion in the coming years.

“I want to assure you that despite the dwindling resources, the present administration is firmly committed to providing good quality education in all our institutions and will do all that is possible to assist this university to excel. I have been acquainted with the challenges of the university and I am sure that we would do our best to ensure that the University moves forward,” he said.

The commissioner also pledged the cooperation of his ministry in ensuring that the university achieves set goal, and commended the acting vice chancellor, Blessing Chimezie Didia and his management team for ensuring that the campus was peaceful and insisting on excellence in all ramifications. “The leadership of the acting vice chancellor is purposeful and focused. I am satisfied with what he is doing,” he said.

Earlier, Didia informed the commissioner that the university was grossly under-staffed, especially within the academic ranks, and appealed for more infrastructure to be built in it to enable her achieve set goals.