Gov. Dickson Offers Automatic Employment To Best Graduating Students Of BYCAS


Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Saturday, offered automatic employment to best graduating students of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, (BYCAS), Elebele.

The students excelled in various areas of ICT such as computer hardware maintenance, electrical installation, computer application as well as database management and administration.

The Governor made the offer to 10 of the best graduating students while commissioning the College, which coincided with its maiden Graduation and Matriculation ceremony.

Governor Dickson who was impressed with the students' outstanding performance directed that 6 of the best graduating students be deployed to Government House, Yenagoa to demonstrate their skills in Information and Communication Technology.

He also directed the Ministry of Education to ensure immediate absorption of the graduates to teach in schools, as there were job openings for teachers in all primary and secondary schools in the state.

Congratulating the 250 graduating students, Governor Dickson urged the Rector of BYCAS, Dr. Jeremiah Yabefa to raise the standard of education higher in conduct, values and academics, underscoring the importance of ICT in today's knowledge driven and competitive economy.

The Governor said it was heartwarming to note that the implementation of his administration's educational policy in the re-establishment of the college had yielded positive results 5 years after the scrapping of the institution.

He took an inspection tour of the Computer Application and Network Engineering Laboratories.

Governor Dickson who was accompanied by the Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Joseph Habineza and Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke was received at the College by his deputy, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benson Konbowei, Commissioner of Education, Mr. Salo Adikumo and other top government officials.

The Governor also inspected the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, one of the projects earmarked, where he expressed satisfaction with the facilities on ground.

He directed the Commissioner for Tourism Development, Mr. Nelson Belief and the authorities of the Institution to urgently work out modalities for the take off of the school within the first half this year.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State