Bayelsa govt. reiterates commitment to funding quality education

enagoa, Oct. 29, 2022 (ABC)  The Bayelsa government has reiterated its commitment to adequately funding the education sector in the interest of future generations.

Mr Gentle Emelah, the Commissioner for Education, made the statement at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Summer Class, Coding and Robotics Holiday Camping for select senior secondary students.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Christopher Ewhrudjakpo, the commissioner described the programme as well-intended.

He said that the Gov. Duoye Diri-led governnment would do everything possible to evolve policies that would provide quality education for the people.

Emelah urged the students, participating in the camp classes, to take advantage of the lessons to gain broader knowledge of coding and robotics.

The commissioner praised the Bayelsa Education Development Trust Fund (BEDTF) for organising the holiday camping programme.

He further urged the students to use the programme to prepare for WAEC, NECO and JAMB examinations.

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, BEDTF, Dr Alice Atuwo, said the objective of the programme was to groom a new generation of intellectuals at the secondary school level.

“Our aim is to help in the overall and sustainable development of education in the state,” he said.

In a goodwill message, Mr Adolphus Forcados, Special Adviser to the Governor on Secondary Education, commended BEDTF for organising the event.

Miss Sunday Blessing of the Ijaw National Academy, who emerged overall winner at the camping, urged her fellow students to devote more time to their studies.

The BEDTF was established in 2017 to improve the quality of education in Bayelsa.

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