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Founders’ Day Advert Appears on Vanguard Newspaper

The Advertisement of the Founders’ Ceremony of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State appeared on page 4 of the Vanguard Newspaper of Wednesday 26th April, 2023. The event will hold on April 29, 2023

Life after School:The Way Forward

A One-Day Seminar on Life after School: The Way Forward

Western Delta University held a seminar on the aforementioned team. The seminar was organized by the Guidance and Counseling Unit, Vice Chancellor’s Office. The event is the second in the series to enable graduates of the University to be ready for job opportunities in the labor market or start a business venture.

Resource Persons graced the occasion with their wealth of experience. Mrs. Sharon Ekhemien of the student’s guidance and counseling centre, University of Benin made a presentation on employability and interview skills. She defined employability skills as personal qualities and values that enable an employee to thrive in any work place. She said employability skills can include problem solving, decision making, time management, communication and emotional intelligence skills. She went on to highlight how to become proficient in the above skills, maintaining that to be good at problem solving, students should play games regularly, solve puzzles, never give up on problems and ask lots of questions. She urged the students to be creative, think outside the box and find solutions to issues. She encouraged the future graduates to exhibit time management skills by using available resources very well, set goals, be focused and prioritize. She enumerated and explained helpful job interview tips.

Thereafter, The Vice-Chancellor, represented by Prof. Henry Oghoator admonished the students to be punctual in all their endeavors. He said the essence of the seminar is to help students become successful after graduation so that they can overcome challenges. He encouraged them to ask meaningful questions as the seminar progresses in order to improve their knowledge base.

On his part, Mr. Paul, a business manager, spoke on how students can write breadth taking resume, curriculum vitae after graduation. He also discussed the details involved in planning, writing eye catching business proposals and setting up a business venture. He said a good business should meet a need in the immediate environment, be it services rendered or sale of product(s).

There was question and answer section. In attendance at the event were Final year students of the Institution, Dean of Students, Counselor of the University and some staff of Western Delta University.

Shadrach Aika,

Western Delta University News

16th Orientation/Matriculation Ceremony of Western Delta University

Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria recently held her 16th Orientation/Matriculation ceremony. An orientation program that sensitized students on effective use of library, course registration, proper modes of dressing/grooming, fees payment, the need to make good choice of friends, and to avoid vices like alcohol and drug abuse took place. On the second day of the programme, invited guests took their sits and the academic procession consisting of The Vice-Chancellor, Acting Registrar and other Principal Officers of the University arrived and were seated. Thereafter, The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Ikelegbe, constituted the Assembly as a congregation of Western Delta University for the 16th Matriculation of the undergraduate students in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Members of Academic Procession were introduced one at a time. This was followed by administration of matriculation oath. All matriculating students from the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Computing, Law, Natural and Applied Sciences as well as Social and Management Sciences respectively took the matriculation oath. Two students from each College symbolically signed the matriculation oath. Following that, The Vice-Chancellor was invited to present his address.

In his address, The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Ikelegbe said that the University environment is a place for building character, acquiring knowledge that will in turn assist students to build competence for advancement and informed the matriculating students that the University also disciplines students to the correct degree. He highlighted the current gains so far recorded by the present administration of the institution, which includes but is not limited to: student’s assessment of Lecturers in a confidential manner, conference marking of examination scripts, introduction of mid semester test, timely release of examination results, construction of a cafeteria, amusement park, clinic, provision of specialized College library services, active free internet wifi system and a computer room dedicated for Lecturer’s research activities.

Prof. Ikelegbe informed the audience that three hundred and forty (340) students matriculated into various programmes of the Institution and urged the undergraduates to see the university as a place to build networks, collaborate and nurture ideas. He said Western Delta University wishes to groom active young minds who are creative, innovative, men and women who will make a difference in the world, students who will harness ideals, take responsibilities, add value to their environment and proffer solutions to societal problems. He opined that there is no short cut to academic success and admonished the students to be hardworking, committed to studies and perform assignments as and when due. He encouraged them to deepen knowledge in their fields of study, acquire practical skills so as to have a competitive edge over their counterparts after graduation. He admonished the students to study the University’s handbook and abide by the rules and regulations of the Institution.

The event had in attendance staff, students, parents, friends and well wishers.

Shadrach Aika,
Western Delta University News

Western Delta University holds Christmas Carol

Western Delta University recently held her Christmas carol. Staff and students of the institution converged at the main auditorium, venue of the event. There were songs, recitations and prayers.

Resident Doctors Organize Health programme

Recently, Resident Doctors in Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Delta State visited Western Delta University for a medical outreach. The team highlighted the need for students to avoid drug abuse. Abusing drugs involve excessive taking of drugs for non-medical reasons. This situation can damage the health of the abuser. Students were also encouraged to engage in entrepreneurship. They have to come up with ideas that are capable of serving the needs of others, thus making money in return. Attendees were admonished to have mentors who will serve as their role models in life. That way, they can discern how to handle a situation that goes beyond their abilities, with the assistance of their mentors.

Western Delta University Gets National Universities Commission’s Approval For College of Computing

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of the College of Computing. The College has the following four programmes: Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Information and Communication Technology, and Computer Science. Thanks to the Vice Chancellor (Professor Augustine Ikelegbe), distinguished Professor Emmanuel Onibere, Dr. (Mrs) I.O. Ejinkonye and all staff of the college for their efforts.