Rivers State governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that his administration will approve a medical school for Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
He made the disclosure at the universityâ€™s 26th convocation in Port Harcourt, weekend.
â€œLet me announce that few hours ago, I did request that you put up an application for a medical school at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology,â€ he said.
Governor Amaechi commended the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. B. Fakae, for his numerous achievements, saying that the VCâ€™s performance justified his administrationâ€™s resolve to reappoint him as the Vice Chancellor of the university.
He said: â€œLet me announce to you that government is satisfied with the performance of the Vice Chancellor, that was the reason for which he was appointed and the reason for which the government insisted on his reappointment. We congratulate him for his numerous achievements and wish that he will continue in this light.â€
He assured of funding for the university, which is being relocated to the Greater Port Harcourt City.
Amaechi said that his administration had approved funds for the construction of the new university, adding that the construction work which will begin in earnest soon would be completed in one year.