Dickson pays fees of 28 stranded law school students


Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has paid the fees of 28 indigent law graduates, who were at the verge of missing admissions into the law school.

The Nation reported that 28 graduates were about losing their admissions into the law school following their inability to beat the school’s deadline for payment of fees.

The students under the auspices of the Aluzu Ebikebuna-led Bayelsa State Law Graduate Forum (BALAGRAF) appealed to the governor to come to their aide.

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It was gathered that their request got Dickson’s attention through the intervention of the state Commissioner for Education, Jonathan Obuebite.

The President of BALGRAF, Aluzu Ebikebuna, at the weekend confirmed that the governor released N8.3million to offset the fees of the 28 students.

He said: “The Forum hereby acknowledges receipt of the payment of ₦295,000 in each of the account of the 28 indigent Bayelans in a very transparent process. This has only gone to cement the garguanturn stride the Restoration government have made in the educational sector of the state.

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“We thank particularly, the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite for his fatherly disposition in ensuring Bayelsa state did not miss out on its slot in the 2018/2019 academic session of the Nigerian Law school due to financial constraint”.

Also, Obuebite, who confirmed the development, said Dickson’s government would not relent in fulfilling the academic dream of every son and daughter of the Ijaw Nation.

He thanked the governor for putting smiles on the faces of students and their parents.

He said: “It takes an education friendly governor to take such a bold step to grant them scholarship into the Law school with such a short notice and in a time when the inflow from the Federal level is little.

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“I, therefore, urge the youths in the State to take maximum advantage of the revolution in the education sector and ensure that you attain an enviable height educationally instead of engaging in social vices that are of no good to you and the State at large”.

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