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Edwin Clark University to address environmental issues in N/Delta – VC

By Edeki Igafe
Burutu (Delta), April 24, 2024
The Edwin Clark University (ECU), says it has made a breakthrough research into environmental and industrial chemistry.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Samuel Ugbolue, disclosed this during a press briefing on Wednesday at the institution’s campus, located at Kiagbodo Community, Burutu Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta.
Ugbolue said that the aim was to address the prevailing environmental issues in the Niger Delta.
The vice chancellor also said that the University had concluded research on new high yielding agricultural methodologies in fisheries and cassava production.
“This press briefing is convened by the institution to celebrate the National Universities Commission (NUC)’s 2023 ranking of the ECU as the 25th among the 249 Universities in Nigeria.
“We were ranked 6th overall among the private universities in Nigeria and first among the private universities in the South South.
“For Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, to be ranked 25th among the 249 Universities in Nigeria is something to be proud of and the University is indeed proud.
“As management, we remain focused on providing the facilities to improve teaching, learning and advancing the well being of our staff and students,” he said.
The vice chancellor highlighted the criteria adopted by the NUC for the ranking to include: level of funding, staff/students ratio, community service, linkages.
According to him, others were: research undertakings as well as interface with other international and government agencies amongst others.
He, however, said that despite the ranking, the university would not rest on its oars in striving to attain greater heights.
Ugbolue said that the entire 27 programmes currently offered in the five faculties of the University were fully accredited.
He also lauded the increased student enrolment to 1,479 for the 2023/2024 academic session.
The vice chancellor, however, noted that the University was solely funded by the  Edwin Clark Foundation, and appealed for support from agencies and stakeholders for more funds.

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