DELSU Law Progamme Scores 90.8 Per Cent In Accreditation

THE Registrar of the Delta State
University (DELSU), Abraka, Mr.
Dan Urhibo, has disclosed that the
National Universities Commission (NUC)
has granted full accreditation status for the
Law programme of the university.
Urhibo, in a statement, noted that, by
virtue of the accreditation, the university
would admit candidates for the Law
programme in the 2017/2018 academic
session and will remain accredited till
December 2021.
The state read in part: “The management
of the Delta State University is using this
opportunity to express its sincere gratitude
and appreciation to the Governor of Delta
State and Visitor to the Delta State University,
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
“Also to be appreciated are the president
and members of Isoko Development Union
(IDU), staff, students, alumni and body of
SANS in Delta State for the various roles
played in achieving this feat.”
A summary of results of November-
December, 2016, accreditation exercise of
Delta State University, Abraka, as released
by the NUC showed that Law scored a total
of 90.8 per cent.
It will be recalled that during the 2015
accreditation exercise, Law was denied
accreditation, until the 2016 accreditation
which saw Law emerge victorious.
A professor of Horticulture, Department
of Agronomy, Delta State University
(DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Moses Ojeifo, has
disclosed that genetic resources constitute
the foundation upon which agriculture and
food security is based, warning that failure
to ensure sustainability in plant seedlings
would lead to desolation.
Ojeifo, who spoke in Abraka during the
56th in the series of inaugural lectures of
the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka,
titled, “ Lost Crops of Nigeria: Who Shall
We Send To Retrieve Them,” noted that the
neglect of the various plant seedlings was a
trend that needed to be discarded at all cost
to avoid global depletion of plant.
He explained that the global depletion of
plant was due to environmental degradation
caused by unbridled deforestation,
uncontrolled burning of bush, pollution
and a host of other factors.
“Endangered or lesser known species
are mostly affected because little is known
about their propagation. Under the current
threat of genetic depletion, intervention
in the conservation of genetic resources
is expected to guarantee the survival of
posterity and provide sufficient time for
leisure as food and health security arising
from the use and application of these plants
will be assured.
“I have only been on this earth for less
than one century. You can imagine what
it was in the last 10 centuries before my
time and what will happen in the next 10
if nothing is done to salvage the situation.
If we go by the rate of crop loss observed,
what will be on the table of the next few
generations will be strange from what we
have today.
The professor of agronomy emphasised
that the need for crop restoration, like
the voice of Biblical St. John crying in the
wilderness, “Is asking every hand to be
on deck, in making little efforts here and
there to help retrieve our about-to-get lost
crops, food culture and every other thing
that will not make us forget where we are
coming from.
Continuing, Ojeifo said, “This cry is intended
to ensure that it will not be said
that we forget the past, ignored the present
and destroyed the future, particularly with
regard to our lesser known or endangered
crop species and indigenous food culture.
“The question of “Who shall we send?” to
retrieve our lost crops and traditional food
culture, is for all of us to say ‘ send me’ by
peeping into where we are coming from,
and to do the needful; to retrieve a crop.
It is not a job for the other person alone,
but the responsibility of all.
He, therefore, enjoined all to retrieve
a seed, crop, family, farm, family, nation
prosperity and posterity so that the campaign
could yield meaningful result in the
nearest future.