The Rivers State University of Science and Technology has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission for its pioneering effort in the establishment of an information technology center in the institution.
The university is Nigeria's premier university of science and technology.
Speaking when the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Christian Oboh paid a working visit to the school, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Barine Fakae disclosed that the Commission laid the foundation of the institution's e-center with the donation of one hundred and forty work centers.
According to him, the IT center is also fully powered by the NDDC through the donation of two 325kva generators. "NDDC set the pace, we try to use the standard you set to challenge others" Fakae said.
He stated that the center had been so expanded to the extent that oil companies and other corporate organizations enlist its services for on line examinations.
Professor Fakae commended the choice of Dr Oboh as the Managing Director of NDDC, describing him as a dedicated and committed young man who proved himself even as a lecturer in the university.
Earlier the NDDC Boss had said that the Commission was proud to be associated with the university and was willing to enter into more partnerships with the institution.
"We are here to partner with your ICT department on the engagement of some engineers. Our Commission is willing to partner with you, even in our post graduate scholarship programme.
On the hostel accommodation by the NDDC, the Managing Director said "we are in the process of directing the contractors to quickly clean up the hostels".