The Western Delta University (WDU) in Oghara,
Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta
State has granted full license to to operate as a
private university by the National Universities
According to the Vice Chancellor of the
university, Prof. Austin Asagba, the university has
been operating on a provisional license granted
in 2007 until August 13, this
year to meet the higher education needs of the
people in the Niger Delta in particular, and the
country in general.
While speaking to newsmen at the temporary site
of the institution, the VC said, “We will never
lose sight of our mission and vision to our
people in the Niger Delta. We have repositioned
ourselves because the full license has galvanized
us to knowing that we have a responsibility to
our people in the Niger Delta area and the
country as a whole.
“We have come up with a new plans in terms of
what we are going to do next, and luckily we are
expanding quickly. We have two new colleges
that are coming which are colleges of
humanities and law.
“The two new colleges will complement the
existing two colleges, that is College of Natural
and Applied Sciences and College of Social and
Management Sciences. We are going to expand
in terms of population, innovation and ideas.
“We are coming with a new strategy where
higher education is functional and serviceable to
the local community. We are not just special in
terms of our academic contents but the in terms
of the nurturing strategies that we are putting in
He assured that the institution will start
operating from its permanent site by March next
year as work there has reached advanced
He gave the current student population as 1,500,
adding with the introduction of the two colleges,
the population would likely increase to 2,500.