The Rivers State government has offered over 500 students international scholarship to study in various universities outside Nigeria as a way of encouraging brilliant students and improve academic excellence in our citadel of learning.
The move which is designed towards ensuring the good standard of living of the citizens has no doubt yielding positive result as 70 of the students have graduated with five of them making the first class mark.
With the government’s principle of investing in the training of its indigenes, 70 more professionals have been added to the workforce of the state through the scholarship made available for the people of the state as part of Governor Rotimi Amaechi administration’s efforts to lay a solid foundation for the state.
Professor John Kester, CEO Uniqconsult International, the consulting firm handling the scholarship project in a statement noted that the governor had successfully transformed the educational sector in Rivers state by paying important attention on primary schools, believing that foundation in education plays an important role in a child’s future.
The consultant said more students are being sponsored in other countries which include England, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Benin Republic among others.
While commending the government’s efforts in sustaining the students and helping them find their career path ‘he noted that this shows commitment towards improving the educational standards of Rivers indigenes, advising other states to learn from the state.
The professor who expressed pleasure over the success of the students, who studied in Malaysia, posited that “the feat shows that government efforts are not wasted and future opportunities can be encouraged”.
Kester described Uniqconsult as a team of planners, mangers, strategists and professionals from diverse disciplines with contemporary skills on uniquely global scale, adding that the coordination of the project successfully “has greatly improved the image of Rivers State Government abroad especially among the Malaysian business community.