Gov Dickson made the call, when the House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta led by its Chairman, Mr. Essien Ekpeyong-Ayi, paid him a courtesy call in Government House, Yenagoa.
Governor Dickson made the call, while inaugurating the Governing Council of the University in Government House on Wednesday.
According to a Government House statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Francis Ottah Agbo, the Bayelsa State Chief Executive urged the new Governing Council to work with the government and the university to reduce the financial burden, emphasizing the need for the institution to look inwards, as a centre of learning to attract and create funding to finance its growth.
According to a joint statement by the university and the board, the new date for the exam is now Saturday 25th November, 2017.
The statement informed that registration is still ongoing till Friday 24th November, 2017 and advised prospective students to pick up the forms at the scholarship board and at the University Of Africa, liaison office, Annex 5 State Secretariat along Road Safety Road, Yenagoa.
It added that the following numbers; 07087022222, 08032565768 and 0803861094 can also be used for further enquires.
The Governor, who is the visitor to the institution, also announced plans to expand its scholarship programme to accommodate 1,000 outstanding graduands of the School of Foundation Studies of the University by next academic session.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday doused speculations about a political rift between him and Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
The former President, who disassociated himself from the insinuations made in the media said that, he was too close to Dickson to nurture political differences against him.
The Bayelsa State Executive Council (SEC) on Wednesday resolved to go ahead with its public sector reforms, not minding some sponsored protest and opposition against it.
The resolution was taken at the council's 84th meeting, which was presided over by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said, the government will never be intimidated against the full implementation of the reforms.
A press statement by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo noted that, Jonathan said this yesterday when Dickson paid a condolence visit on former President Goodluck Jonathan in his Otuoke home on the passing of the Paramount Ruler of Otuoke Community, HRH King Lord Justin Ogiasa.
The Governor, who led a high-powered state delegation for the condolence said, he is part of the Ogiasa family and by extension, the Otuoke Community of Ogbia Local Government.
According to the Registrar, Francis Owusu-Mensah, the event will hold at the Auditorium of the university's campus in Bulou-Orua by 10 O’ clock in the morning.
nsah noted that the graduands will form a bulk of fresh students of the university for the 2017/2018 academic session, which commences in January, 2018.