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“Re-Introduction Of Boarding Schools Will Check Dwindling Standards, Engender Unity And Healthy Competition” … Gov Dickson

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Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson says, the re-introduction of boarding schools in the State is intended to stem the dwindling standard of education as well as engender unity and healthy competition among students.

Governor Seriake Dickson made this assertion at Ebedebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area, shortly after inspecting one of the 25 constituency model secondary schools being built simultaneously across the state.

According to the Governor, the schools, which have reached advanced stages of completion will commence academic activities soon, with an initial enrollment of 600 students comprising 400 males and 200 females to be sourced through a trans-local government posting system.

To ensure success of the present administration's educational policies, he explained that, the government has already taken some proactive measures such as the establishment of the Teachers' Training Institute at Bulou Orua to produce qualified and competent teachers to man the schools in  the state.

While, commending the cooperation of the chiefs and people of Ebedebiri community with contractors in the execution of government projects, he urged them not to relent in keeping the peace and protecting the social amenities sited in their area.

Governor Dickson particularly, called on the people to complement government's efforts in securing the students and its huge investment in the Ebedebiri Cassava Processing project.

He said the project, when completed, would not only be a foreign exchange earner for the state through the export of world class starch, but will also provide employment opportunities for Bayelsans.

Earlier in their separate remarks, the Majority Leader of  the State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Akpe and the Deputy Paramount Ruler of Ebedebiri, Chief Leilei Agoro, expressed gratitude to the Governor for the siting projects in the community and appointing their sons and daughters to positions of trust.

The duo assured Governor Dickson of the community's unflinching support for his second term in office and prayed God to bless his efforts at taking the state to greater heights.

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