By Orowo Victoria Ojieh
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to upgrade the Edo College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, into a degree-awarding institution with two additional campuses in Agenebode and Uromi.
converting Ambrose Alli University into a multi-campus institution, was part of ongoing reforms to upgrade the state owned school into a world-class institution of learning. The governor disclosed this to journalists in Benin City.
According to governor Obaseki, “We are upgrading the Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, into a degree awarding institution with two other campuses in Agenebode and Uromi”.
“As a government, our priority is to upgrade our College of Agriculture into three campuses and that the college would be awarding degree certificate. We are going to have three campuses, the main campus in Iguoriakhi, another campus in Uromi, and the third in Agenebode”.
“The campus in Iguoriakhi is almost completed, while the ones in Agenebode and Uromi would be captured in our next budget,” he said.
On the conversion of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to a triplex campus, the governor said the two additional campuses in Oredo local council and Owan Federal Constituency will focus on Technology and Engineering Studies, Agriculture and Natural Resources respectively.
According to the governor, We are also converting the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, to a multi-campus institution.
“The main campus would be in Ekpoma, while the two new campuses would be located in Oredo local government and Owan Federal Constituency. The Oredo campus will focus on technology and engineering, while the Owan campus would be for agriculture and natural resources.”