Delta State Poly builds Olympic size stadium

The Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, is set to
commission it’s own Olympic size stadium.
The Delta State Polytechnic built it’s own
Olympic size, 14000-seater Stadium, that is
probably as good as most of what you’ll find
anywhere in the country.
That’s not the best part. This stadium was built
with the school’s internally generated revenue.
This project was executed under the leadership
of the Polytechnic’s Rector, Dr. Jacob S.
How awesome is this stadium?
There’s a standard football pitch. The flood
lights are perfect for night events. There are
eight lane tracks for track sports. There’s a
commentary box, fully sealed roofing. And no
matter how bad your bladder problem is, there
are 139 toilets and 52 urinaries all around the
There are 15 furnished dressing rooms with
showers and a V.I.P lodge. And the car park?
What do the students stand to gain?
Besides the fact that the students get to benefit
from the sport facilities for sporting activities
and other social events, they get an advantage
for a factor that plagues Nigerian students;
practical experience.
Most of the execution of the project is reported
to have been executed by Engineers in the
Can we talk about the extraordinary Rector, Dr.
Jacob S. Oboreh?
Since assumption of office on March 28, 2012,
Dr. Jacob Snipps Oboreh set out on a crusade to
revamp the school infrastructurally.
He set up a task force headed by the Corel
engineer of the Department of Works. Actively
involved were the Building Technology and Civil
Engineering departments.
Other infrastructure projects executed include
fire stations, lecture theatres, roads, and a bunch
of others. The real tragedy is that his tenure as
Rector ends in 2017.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if educational
institutions all over the country had this type of
visionary leadership?

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