It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Western Delta University, Oghara.
Here at Western Delta University, Oghara, we want to inspire both our students and staff to reach their full potential, to advance knowledge, and make positive contributions to the world, and I am confident that together we will achieve our vision.
The start of the academic year is a time of frenetic activity and new challenges. Our community and our campus are geared up to welcome our new and our returning students from all over the country.
New students will be arriving with a mixture of apprehension and excitement and I know that a kind word or some timely information from staff across the university and the vibrant Students’ affairs office will go a long way towards making them feel at home. Small acts of thoughtfulness in these early days tend to be remembered fondly for many years.
The new University strategy has set the direction for the next five years. We will continue to grow our research power, attract increasing numbers of courses and students, continue to strengthen our international influence through worldwide partnerships, to enhance the quality of the academic and extra-curricular students’ experience and expand our capacity and capability by investing in new facilities and technologies.
As Vice-Chancellor, I am determined to build on our well-established position with a view of becoming one of the very best private universities in Nigeria. We have a bold strategy to take us to the future, based on a clear vision to invest in intellectual talent to make a difference to our township, our state, our nation, and our world.
Once more, I am delighted to welcome you to Western Delta University and I hope that you will find our University a welcoming and friendly place. Please participate in the many social and sporting activities that are so much part of students’ life here, which you will find out about in the next few days. I also encourage you to seize the opportunity to discover more of Oghara township whenever you are free. I wish you a successful and enjoyable future at Western Delta University.