Create: 03/23/2015 - 11:17
Students of Bayelsa state origin in Higher Institutions of learning across the Country have been tasked to mobilize support for President Goodluck Jonathan and ensure his re-election in the forthcoming presidential polls.
The Governor, who gave the charge when the National Executive of the National Union of Bayelsa State Students, (NUBSS) worldwide called on him in his office in Yenagoa, noted that, President Jonathan has performed well and deserves a second term in office.
While, urging them to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, he also tasked them to sensitize their colleagues in the various institutions of learning to collect their PVCs and vote massively for President Jonathan.
Governor Dickson commended the discipline and humane disposition of the student union leadership and assured them of Government’s intention to ensure the payment of outstanding bursary to students of Bayelsa origin within the next couple of weeks.
The Governor, who attributed the delay to the dwindling revenues accruing to the State, also pledged to remit monthly stipends owed Bayelsa students in foreign universities as soon as possible to alleviate their sufferings.
He also used the occasion to disclose that, the management committee of the State Scholarship Board will re-constituted soon for effective performance and better service delivery.
“You are the leaders of tomorrow, if you are on the right track, the future is assured and that is why my government has given scholarships to students both at home and aboard.
“The investment of government over the years in the education sector is not in vain, from what I’ve seen from you today as student union leaders and the knowledge you have shown about what government is doing. What ever we do is vain, we do not put the right values in you as a means developing our people”
Earlier in his address, the President of the National Union of Bayelsa State Students (NUBSS), Worldwide, Comrade Richard Lawyer lauded Governor Dickson for his massive investments in the education sector, particularly the re-establishment of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, BYCAS, the relocation and upgrading of facilities at the State College of Education, now renamed Isaac Adaka Boro College of Education, Sagbama as well as the Sports and Football and Maritime Acadmies at Asoama, Angalabiri and Okpoama.
The students body also expressed satisfaction with the improved security situation in the State, with the establishment of “Operation Doo Akpor and the infrastructural turn around across the State, under the Restoration administration.