During the 15th Convocation ceremony of Delta University (DELSU) in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa urged the institution to enhance its research, teaching, and learning in order to meet the present global realities. Speaking at the ceremony for the 2021/2022 academic session’s graduands, the governor, who was represented by his Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Kingsley Ashibuogwu, affirmed that his administration would keep providing essential support to the institution. He also urged the university to review its curriculum in line with current realities and to emphasize entrepreneurial education. In addition, Okowa praised the efforts of the DELSU Governing Council in bringing the university to its current level of growth, and commended the graduands for their academic success.
The Vice Chancellor of DELSU, Prof. Andy Egwunyenga, revealed that there were a total of 4,855 graduands in the 2021/2022 academic session, comprising academic certificates, diplomas, and degrees. He identified infrastructural deficit and understaffing as major challenges the university was facing and appealed for increased funding to address these issues. Egwunyenga applauded the state government for funding the institution and asked philanthropists, stakeholders, and alumni to support the government in funding the university. He congratulated the graduands and urged them to be worthy ambassadors of the institution and vanguards of the New World Order.
The best-graduating student, Mr Obuseh Ewere, appealed on behalf of the graduands to the state government for assistance with employment in the university or scholarships for the first-class graduands. Ewere congratulated God and the institution’s management and encouraged younger students to take their studies seriously, stating that with God, all things are possible. Ewere achieved a 4.91 CGPA in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, while 58 persons had First-class honours. The graduands consisted of postgraduate degree (596), First degrees (3,843), and the Diploma (416). The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of DELSU, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, called on the state government to allocate more resources to the university, especially in areas such as research, scholarship, technology, seminars, library and information science, and regular intellectual workshops.