As direct fallout from the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Bayelsa State Government and the Lincoln University, Pennsylvania in the United States of America, Government is to set in motion, the modalities for the selection of the first set of beneficiaries for a scholarship programme.
A Government House statement, explained that, two persons each will be selected for the first batch from each of the 8 Local Government Areas of the State, stressing that, the mode of selection would be made very open and transparent.
The statement, which restated the present administration’s commitment to continuously invest in the education sector, urged would be beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme to take advantage of the programme to improve their lot as well improve the manpower capacity of the State.
It further explained that, the nature of the MOU is such that students from Bayelsa State will pay far lesser fees than even Americans, stressing that, the situation has therefore made it extremely necessary for the State to present only the very best.
Describing Lincoln University as a world-class University reputed for turning out some of the best leaders Africa and the world have ever known, expressed the hope that, it will also impart sound and good educational and leadership qualities on the future generation of Bayelsans and Nigerians.
To this end, the Governor is to meet with some major stakeholders and experts, in the educational sector in his office at Government House in Yenagoa by 3 O’clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 21st of this Month.
Those invited for the meeting are the State commissioner for education, Special Adviser to the Governor on Tertiary education, Chairmen of the 8 Local Government Councils in the State, Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University and Chairman of the State scholarship board.
Also, to attend are the Provost, Isaac Adaka Boro College of Education and the Rector, Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science.
A Government House statement advised all those invited for the meeting to be seated by half past Two in the afternoon on Monday, the 21st of October, 2013 as late comers would not be admitted.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State