The Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, Nigeria has received approval to begin degree programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The commencement of Undergraduate Degree Programmes in the institution will be effective from the 2017/2018 academic session.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Laolu Akande, media aide to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
In a statement through the media aide to the Vice President said, the NUC approved that academic activities commence in three faculties namely: Transport, Engineering and Environmental Management.
The Faculty of Transport will have four departments, namely: Nautical Science, Transport Logistics Management, Marine Economics and Finance, and Port Management.
The Faculty of Engineering will have five departments which are as follows: Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering. And lastly,
The Faculty of Environmental Management will also have four departments: Environmental Management and Pollution, Meteorology and Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Marine Geology.
The statement noted that the Maritime University will also get all privileges accorded to other Federal Universities.
Furthermore, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved an increase in the take-off grant allocated to the University from the N2bn earlier announced to N5bn. The sum was included in the 2018 budget presented to the National Assembly in November 2017.
Similarly, an additional N1bn was approved by the President to support essential infrastructural works and staff recruitment in the university.