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Delsu New VC Grants Amnesty to Extension Students

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Andy Egwunyenga, has graciously granted amnesty to Extension students, as well as Postgraduate students who could not graduate due to unavoidable reasons. They’re now expected to re-apply, register their course(s), pay the needed fees, attend classes and prepare for their examination.

Meanwhile, the Student Union Government is still deliberating on the further extension of school fees with the University Management. We therefore urge Delsuites to remain calm as conclusions on the deliberation will be communicated soon.

For the issue of courses not appearing online for registration, it’s the hope of the Student Union that the HOD of the concerned departments have sent the full and correct courses to the ICT, because the Union has, and will continue to see to it that the courses are rectified. Also, confirmation of the new date of course registration deadline showing online will be communicated soon.

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ASUU rejects introduction of duty register by DELSU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka branch, has rejected the “clock-in and clock-out” policy recently introduced for academic staff by the authorities of the institution.

The union, in an August 10, 2018 letter to the state’s Commissioner for Higher Education, described the policy as non- academic, unprecedented and a deviation from best-practices in the global academic community.

It said:  “There is no university in the country and possibly the world where academics clock-in and clock-out.

“The policy will only make a mockery of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, and the entire state, before the national and global university community.”

It noted that university lecturers are involved in teaching, research, and community development, hence members of ASUU – DELSU would continue to discharge their responsibilities with regards to these obligations.

The union said the policy was a threat to the globally cherished non-negotiable autonomy of the university, which the union would continue to defend.

It advised the state Governor and visitor to the university to see those behind the policy as saboteurs who did not wish him well.

The letter was signed by the branch chairman and secretary, Prof. Abel Diakparomre and Dr. Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri, respectively.

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How SARS officers withdrew N20, 000 from my bank account – DELSU student

A final year student of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Johnson Oke, has giving details of how officers of the Nigerian Police attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly withdrew N20, 000 from his account to secure his release.

Narrating his ordeal to the newsmen in Abraka, the victim, a final year student of Geology department, said “I was on my way from Site Three of the university and was going home around Bembo Area, Abraka, when the officers, numbering three stopped me and requested for my identity card.

“I showed them my DELSU Identity Card and they identified themselves as well; one of them goes by the name Hassan but I can’t remember the other name.

“Afterwards, they requested for my mobile phone, which I gave to them. One of them started scrolling and saw a white lady in my phone before concluding that I am a “Yahoo Boy”.

“Before I could explain myself, he seized me by the trouser and dragged me into their red vehicle parked close by. They said that they were taking me to Asaba, that I should call my master, the person teaching me the Yahoo job but I told them that I am not a “Yahoo Boy.

“After I declined being an Internet Fraudster (Yahoo Boy), they said they were taking me to Abraka Police Division since I was proving stubborn and that after they are through with catching other “Yahoo Boys”, they would take us to station.

“While on motion, they sighted another person buying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Fejikev Filling Station close to the police station and was operating his mobile phone, before diverting into the station. One of them went to quiz the person, while the other two started negotiating prize with me to secure my release.

“Initially, they requested for N100, 000 but I lamented that I don’t have such money and instantly, the one in possession of my phone searched further and found my United Bank for Africa (UBA) bank application and requested that I provide my secret pin to the application but I declined, telling them that I was innocent, but the other pointed a gun at my head with strict warning that if I failed to cooperate with them, they will kill me and say I was an armed robber; fear gripped me because this is the first time a gun would be pointed at me since I was born.

“I gave them my secret pin, they checked my account balance and withdrew N20, 000 out of N21, 000 in it. They actually transferred the money to another account. They were not satisfied yet; so, as I was about to leave as they have released me, they searched me further and saw a Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and requested I provide the password but I refused.”

In a swift reaction, the police spokesman in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said: “the reports we have is that the student is involved in Yahoo business, we are investigating the matter”.

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Speeding Vehicle Kills Beautiful University Student Days After Celebrating Birthday In Delta

A Beautiful University Student, Success Gabrielle, a 300 level student of Delta State University, Abraka, has died.

The young woman died after being involved in a fatal accident near her school, a development which has left family and friends in utter shock.

Local reports show that the young lady who was on a motorcycle was killed after being knocked down by a vehicle on Tuesday, July 10th.

The student of Business Education was killed instantly along with the motorcycle rider.

Her death happened less than one month after celebrating her birthday with friends and colleagues in style.

Below is a photo of the accident scene:

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DELSU VC cries out over problem of funds facing the University

The management of the Delta State University has raised an alarm over the current pitiable state of the institution saying the university might be going into extinction if urgent steps are not taken to resuscitate the crisis the school has plunged itself into.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Victor Peretomode in an interview cited inadequate funding and lack of lecturers as two major reasons the institution may cease to exist anytime soon. Peretomode regretted that the university was far from attaining standard infrastructure, including adequate lecturers.

According to Daily Post, there is an acute shortage of lecturers in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Engineering, Pharmacy, English and Foundations of Education.

The VC, therefore, pleaded with the state Governor, HE Ifeanyi Okowa to approve the University’s request for more funding by boosting the financial allocation accruing to the institution.

“Funding has remained the university’s biggest challenges. It affects everything, including adequate staffing. We don’t have lecturers; we need more lecturers. The university might go into extinction if there are no measure to address the infrastructural decay. The university needs a lot for a befitting standard, hence we appealed to Governor Okowa to come to our aid,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University said DELSU would have emerged as one of the best and sought-after universities in Nigeria but for its current situation.

In a similar vein, 6 DELSU lecturers were dismissed in 2016. Recall that in 2018, the University Governing Council at its 97th regular meeting recommended the dismissal of six lecturers from the institution for sexual harassment of female students.

Their dismissal came after the reports of the disciplinary committee was set up to investigate lecturers involvement in sexual harassment scandal.

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DELSU Final Year student commits suicide after being scolded in school by dad

DELSU Final Year student – A final year pharmacy student of Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), identified as Orumah Efemena TuTu has allegedly taken his own life after being scolded by his father within the university premises.

According to reports, the deceased had a history of deteriorating results as he had been put on probation twice and bagged four carryovers due to his derailing academic progress.

In frustration, the father who visited him berated him for not doing as well as his junior siblings, leading to his decision to drink up two bottles of popular insecticide, Sniper.

He was inside the school premises when he collapsed and was rushed to the University Health Center from his hostel where he died.

The faculty of Pharmacy made the announcement of his unfortunate demise, declaring tomorrow a lecture-free day.

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How Student escaped Cobra Snake In Delta State University

A student of Delta State University, Abraka studying Industrial chemistry escaped a horrible cobra snake in his hostel toilet Seat.

it was a dangerous horrible night as described by the victim when he was attacked during his attempt to use the toilet (pee).

He took to his Facebook page to thank God for saving his life with a post title God’s Miracles never end and they are marvellous in our eyes.

God saved me from a dangerous horrible looking cobra yesterday night in my toilet Seat(WC) here in Abraka delta state.

It was around 7.34pm when wanted to use the toilet (pee) I decided to use my touch light to view the sink before action, I saw a black stuff below the water in the toilet seat and I was trying to identify what it could be because I used the toilet some hours ago. Lo and behold it was a horrible looking cobra.

I called the caretaker of the hostel where I live, he came and confirmed it. The snake is so big that we couldn’t be devised another good means to kill it than the use of Gun.

For more than 2hrs, the snake was there until we called the attention of the vigilante group and finally it was killed with the aid of a gun.

Please always make sure you look very well before using your toilet. I couldn’t believe how it entered but verifications say it came from the toilet suck away pit.

 

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DELSU VC gets 14-day ultimatum to release withheld student’s degree result

Delsu VC – The Delta State House of Assembly Public Petitions Committee has ordered the Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Prof. Victor Peretomode to immediately release the final year degree result of one Mr Solomon Ejiro Tedjere five years after graduation.

The Chairman, Public Petitions Committee Hon. (Alaowei) Tonye Timi handed down the order in a resolution, following a petition by the member representing the people of Ethiope East Constituency in the House of Assembly, Hon. Evans Ochiko Ivwurie.

Tonye, representing Patani Constituency in DTHA noted that the House carried out an investigation based on the petition presented before it by Hon. Evance Ivwurie.

The Public Petitions Committee pointed out that, “The Committee invited both parties to wit: The University represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor Peretomode, the University Legal Officer B. A. Oyawiri Esq and the Petitioner with his Lawyer, who appeared before it severally”.

He said the committee after proper investigation, came up with its decision, stressing,” It is pertinent to note that the report has taken a strong position against the action of singling Mr Solomon Ejiro Tedjere out for cruel or unjust treatment after graduating five years ago.”

The Committee stated that throughout the period of investigation, the University could not substantially prove to the Committee that the Petitioner was found unworthy in character or in learning and does not qualify for the award of the University degree.

It directed the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor F. Peretomode to show evidence of compliance with the directive within two weeks of the passage of its resolution.

Hon. Ivwurie had petitioned the House of Assembly on 15th March 2017 over the non release of Mr Solomon Tedjere’s degree result by DELSU.

In the petition on behalf of the Agricultural Science Student of the Department of Vocational Education, Mr Oviemuno Obobolo Esq appealed to the Delta State House of Assembly to investigate the alleged victimization and unjust withholding of the student’s final year result five years after graduation on account of an unsubstantiated claims.

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FRESH GRADUATES FROM DELSU CELEBRATE

It was fun galore at the Delta State University campus, Abraka as graduating students of 2016/2017 academic session wrote their final papers today.

The graduating students dressed in accustomed white tops and jeans filled the campus with jubilation and happiness.



Our correspondence, ChristopherEmenyonu reports that the students danced all round in happiness chanting songs of praise to God for seeing them through their respective years on campus.



Speaking with one of the graduates, who simply identified herself as Rume, a fresh graduate of mass communication expressed gratitude to God for making her 4years in Abraka peaceful and worthwhile.



DELSU’s 2016/2017 academic session officially comes to an end as all levels in the university wrote their final exams today. 

RUME


 

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DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY SUG PRESIDENT SUSPENDED ALONGSIDE WITH OTHER FOUR EXECUTIVES

The Student Union President of Delta State University, Abraka was given an indefinite suspension for alleged misconduct alongside with other 4 executives.

 

After much deliberation of the Students representative Council (SRC) and the Supreme Students Senate (SSS) the SUG PRESIDENT Comr. Otighoarievwe kalusi was given an indefinite suspension for alleged misconduct by a vote of no confidence that was passed on him by 5/9 executives.

 

The Vice president COMR. EKWE ONYINYE ROSEMARY was immediately inaugurated to be the Acting President by the Senate President, Sen. Efe Frank Laurel

 

Secretary general, SUG ABRAKA) was also suspended for failure to implement his budget when the budget was approved by the SRC & SSS

The Director of information was immediately given the power to act as the Secretary General of the union also.

Director of finance was also suspended for misconduct and inability to discharge the duties of his office. And the Treasurer was given the power to act as  Director of Finance.
The Director of Social was also suspended for misconduct and for failure to organise SUG WEEK in ABK.

The Director of sport was also suspended for failure to carry out his constitutional duties and for not appearing when he was duly served summons, of which he acknowledge.