S.E. VOL. XXIX NO. 24 TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020




This is to inform all academic staff (Senior Lecturer and above) that TETFUND has made available funds for sponsorship of publications of manuscript as books for the year 2020.

Manuscripts should be submitted in ready-for-print format with not less than 200 typeset pages for internal and external peer-review by specialists or professionals in the discipline.  Manuscripts found publishable, will be forwarded to TETFUND for acceptance and approval for publication as books.

Manuscripts may be sole-authored or co-authored. For co-authorship, the lead author must be a regular senior academic staff of Delta State University, Abraka and all other contributors must be university staff of the category stated above.  Contributors to manuscripts may also be in chapters, provided all the contributors are qualified.

Method of submission:

Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicates with an electronic (soft) copy to the Chairman, DELSU-TETFUND Manuscript and Book Development Committee, Professor E.C. Okolie, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, DELSU Abraka on or before 30th October, 2020.

Authors should please, note that there will be no withdrawal of manuscript after submission to the Committee in order not to disrupt the process of TETFUND approval.

Deans of faculties are hereby requested to encourage staff in this category to utilize this sponsorship opportunity.


Considering the exponential increase in cases of COVID-19 in Delta State, the University Health Services wishes to remind the University community that the pandemic is real and everyone should take responsibility in reducing the spread of the Corona Virus by effectively practicing the COVID-19 prevention protocols which include:

1.     Proper wearing of facemask when in public.

2.     Washing of hands frequently with water and soap for at least 20 second or use of alcohol-based sanitizer.

3.     Avoid touching of eyes, nose and mouth especially with unwashed hands.

4.     Practicing of social distancing and keeping of safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

5.     Practicing respiratory hygiene by covering one’s mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then disposing of used tissue immediately.

6.     Avoidance of handshakes and body contacts.


The University community should also be reminded that COVID-19 infection is not a death sentence.  Over 80% of those infected recovered fully. Let us safeguard our immunity by deliberately reducing the level of fear and anxiety.   Rather than panic unnecessarily, let us protect our mental health and remain strong by adhering strictly to the rules.

Should anyone observe symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, please, call the following numbers:

Abraka:          07064178022/08033378749;  Asaba: 08168399051 and  Oleh: 07039507835.


Issued by the Information and Public Relation Division of the Vice - Chancellor's Office