Speaking to newsmen at the ongoing Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) preliminary investigation on the quality of governance in the state, they said Dickson
deserved praise for focusing on education.
”He is doing a goo job regarding education. He has invested, initiated reforms, upgrade and overhaul the state’s education sector,” he said.
Also speaking, Bayelsa PDP Deputy Chairman, Chief Victor Sam-Ateki, said that the Dickson-led administration has constructed modern schools across the State, especially in the rural areas to encourage more people to embrace education.
”Gov. Dickson has prioritised education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions by providing them with state-the-art facilities.
“The governor raised the bar in the education sector such that now the state can compete favourably with other states during National examinations like WAEC, NECO and others.
“He has changed the narrative for good.” Chief Sam-Ateki added.
reports that the Bayelsa government on May 24, launched the State Education Trust Fund (SETF).
The education trust fund was part of the government’s action strategy to sustain the huge investment it had made in the education sector.
Dickson signed the education trust fund bill into law, which made it compulsory for different categories of workers, including contractors and civil servants in Bayelsa, to pay education levies.
edited by Sadiya Hamza