RSU Moves To Commence Astronomy Courses

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Editor, Training and Research, The Tide Newspaper, Mr. Opaka Dokubo (4th left, back row), with teachers and pupils of Haruk International School, during an excursion visit to the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation in Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Ibioye Diama

The management of Rivers State University,  Nkpolu  Oroworukwo,  Port Harcourt  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Basic Space Science,  Enugu State University to foster  teaching and learning of  Astronomy Sciences in the university.
The Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia, who signed the MoU on behalf of the institution when a delegation of the Centre for Basic Space Science, Enugu State University, paid him a visit over the weekend said the event has demonstrated his administration’s resolve to advance opportunities of learning and teaching in the university.
Prof. Didia urged lecturers in the Department of Physics to take advantage of the partnership for the overall interest of the university and the state.
Earlier, the Director, Centre for Basic Space Science, Enugu State University, Dr. Bonaventure Okere had thanked the Vice Chancellor for the  warm reception accorded members of his team and  applauded him for his leading role in the development of the university.
He expressed the readiness of the centre to diligently adhere strictly to the terms of the partnership.
Also speaking, the Head, Department of Physics, Rivers State University, , Prof.  F. Sigalo, said the signing of the memorandum will enable the university upgrade its facilities.
Prof. Sigalo posited that the university has remained  the only institution in the Niger Delta to venture into Astronomy.