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Plans are underway to transfer lecturers from tertiary institutions in Bayelsa state to the African University, Toru-Orua, in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Governor Seriake Dickson stated this in a reception organized by the International Society of Comparative Education, Science and Technology (ISCEST Nigeria), and the Azaki Foundation for Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Communications World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Governor Dickson who was ably represented by the state Commissioner of Education, Deacon Markson Fefegha dropped the hint while making his remarks as the special Guest of Honour at the occasion.
According to him, the Bayelsa state government has spent over N80billion in the educational sector so far, in terms of infrastructural and other facilities in the new model schools across the state.
Although he noted that, N50billion had been spent by the state government before he came on board as the new commissioner for education.
However, the education commissioner went further to stress that the government is doing all these lots to ensure the replacement of militancy and the transformation of youths to become good leaders in the future.
Analysts were of the view that the original intention of the government was to create an enabling environment for the institution to kick-off under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) educational policy, but with this development, it negates the original intention of government to fully claim ownership of the African University which students may borrow money from the state educational trust fund to study.
All efforts to reach the state commissioner for information, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite to throw more light on the matter proved abortive as calls put across to him rang out.
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