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Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has offered another round of automatic employment to holders of doctorate degree from the state.
This time, the governor extended the privilege to Ijaw people from other states including Delta, Ondo, Edo, Rivers and Akwa Ibom, according to a statement by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commissioner for information and orientation.
The statement on Friday said Governor Dickson made the announcement while inaugurating the Committee for the Employment of PhD holders across the entire Ijaw land.
The governor said those to be employed would be deployed to the various state-owned tertiary institutions including Niger Delta University, University of Africa, Bayelsa Medical University, College of Education, Bayelsa State Polytechnic, and others.
Iworiso-Markson explained that the employment of PhD holders, which also covers those in the disaspora, is part of ongoing efforts of the Restoration Government to reposition the state education sector and make it more viable.
He pointed out that following the inauguration of the committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara those who are interested could apply through the committee for immediate employment.
The commissioner disclosed that all PhD holders in the state civil service would also be deployed to lecture in the tertiary institutions where their services would be better appreciated.
According to Iworiso-Markson, the employment of PhD holders will boost tertiary education in the state and help to develop the capacity of undergraduates in the different higher institutions.
His words: “This is another clear statement we are making in our resolve to reposition our education sector for greater productivity. There is no doubt that Governor Dickson has delivered in that critical sector. We believe strongly that this automatic employment will bring about academic excellence in our tertiary institutions.”
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