The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has described the 21 students on the state government scholarship to the prestigious Lincoln University in the United States as worthy ambassadors and pride to the state and their families.
The commendation was contained in a congratulatory message by Dickson, sent to the students, who all graduated on Saturday, May 13, 2017, for making the Bayelsa State proud, having successfully concluded their studies in flying colours.
Dickson expressed delight over one of the students, Perewari Pere, who graduated with First-Class Honours and the 20 others for their academic excellence.
According to him, they have by their accomplishments, carved a niche for themselves and placed the name of Bayelsa State on the global map of states with exceptional and unique academic endowments.
Dickson also used the opportunity to express his deepest appreciation to the management of Lincoln University for their understanding and cooperation, despite the state’s inability to remit the needed school fees of the students, as and when due.
He, however, assured them that with $500, 000 already released to them, concerted efforts were being made to pay up the balance within the shortest possible time.
The governor stressed that the government and the people of Bayelsa State would remain eternally grateful to the authorities of the university.