Academic Activities Commence At Maritime University
The Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State on April 12, 2018, commenced academic activities.
The University was granted approval in January 2018 by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence undergraduate degree programmes effective 2017/18 session.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had listed the Maritime University in its Central Admissions Processing System on January 24, 2018, while interviews for academic staff positions were conducted between 1st and 2nd of March, 2018.
The NUC had approved that academic activities commence in 3 faculties namely; Transport, Engineering & Environmental Management, with a combined total of 13 departments with various specializations – from Marine Engineering, Marine Economics to Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year, approved an increase in the take-off grant allocated to the Maritime University from the N2bn earlier announced, to N5bn. This sum was included in the 2018 budget presented to the National Assembly in November 2017.
Similarly, an additional N1B was approved by the President to support essential infrastructure works and staff recruitment in the Maritime University in November 2017.
As at March 10, 2018 a total of 196 students had been accepted into the Maritime University to commence their academic programmes, while 76 applications were still pending.