Former Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon says the revolution ongoing in the education sector in Bayelsa state is commendable.
General Gowon made this known while commissioning the Ijaw National Academy in Kaiama, which was part of activities marking his two day visit to the state.
He equally expressed hope that students of other regions would enrol in the institution so as get gain knowledge
Chairman of the occasion and Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, applauded the countryman Governor for the two iconic projects,” the new Governor’s office, and the Ijaw National Academy,” urging him to rally round and ensure all aggrieved sons and daughters of the state are united.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Seriake Dickson, described the Ijaw National Academy as one of the best in the country, with a capacity to accommodate over two thousand boarding students, he also highlight other critical projects like roads and bridges being undertaken his administration despite the present economic recession.
Speaking further he said “Today, we are all assembled here to commission minds and to commission souls, we are all here to work together to develop the foundation, the most reliable foundation anyone can build, to deliver and ensure that we have a stable, progressive society. And that is why this government embark on this revolutionary approach to education, we started by declaring a state of emergency in education. the reason our people are marginalised”.
He used the event to urged the students to study hard and be ambassadors of the Ijaw nation, as a lot had been spent by the state government to bring the project to reality.
“Let me say this, we want to raise a new generation of leaders, new generation of servants, but also a new generation of champions. So here you are, what we want to hear in the next twenty, thirty and forty years, is that you have soared high and conquered in your various endeavours”.