The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to the Maritime University, Delta, to begin undergraduate degree programmes from the 2017/2018 academic session.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, gave the indication in a release issued on Wednesday.
He said the approval underscored FG’s commitment to develop Niger Delta in line with the Buhari administration’s new vision to develop the region.
According to the release the NUC approved that academic activities begin in three faculties namely: Transport, Engineering and Environmental Management.
Akande said that Faculty of Transport has four departments, namely: Nautical Science, Transport Logistics Management, Marine Economics and Finance, and Port Management.
He said Faculty of Engineering has five departments – Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering.
Also Faculty of Environmental Management has four departments: Environmental Management and Pollution, Meteorology and Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Marine Geology.