Take advantage of current Bayelsa education revolutions-Commissioner

The Commissioner of Education, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite has urged Bayelsans to take advantage of the existing revolution in the state
educational sector.

Hon. Obuebite threw the challenge on Friday,at the ongoing Inter-Ministerial briefing/Score Card presentation at the Gabriel Okara Cultural centre, Yenagoa,

He added that the state government’s efforts in paying the over four hundred (400) primary and secondary schools regularly, and the construction of Head Teachers’ quarters are put in place to fast track the development of education in the state.

Obuebite stated that, about five hundred (500) primary schools have been built by the Dickson administration, within the last six (6) years.

He also listed the founding of the African University, Toru-Orua that carried an American and European concept with foreign Managers.

The Commissioner also added that, the state government’s free education program will supersede the much-vaunted Awolowo’s free education program, the impact of which is still being felt even after twenty (20) years.

Obuebite said, the new polytechnic at Aleibiri, in Ekeremo Local Government Area of the state is to ensure that every Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have a higher institution in place.

Meanwhile the presentation for the state Ministry of Finance, was made by the Special Adviser to
the Governor on finance Mr. Seipolo Ebiwari , on behalf of the Commissioner of Finance, who was said to be away on an official assignment.

The leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Akpe asserted that because facilitates all things as stated in the Bible,making
optimal use of the available resources is sacrosanct and that from what he has seen so far, all the unique projects presented are products of prudent management.

Hon. Akpe disclosed that, “the transparency bill” that has been signed into law, mandates the Governor Dickson to organise the transparency briefing every three month or face impeachment.

He said this shows sincerity of purpose.

Also at the occasion, the Chief whip of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Tonye Emanuel Esenah, who gave proximity and accessibility as the reasons for shifting the state College of Education (COE) from Okpoma to Sagbama.

He denied certain reports that it was done to slight a former governor of the state.

Hon. Esenah said, the establishment of the Maritime Academy at Opkoma ought to cleared doubts of many over the issue, but wondered why some Bayelsans still doubt the sincerity of the state government.

By Danuel Domotimi

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