By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has advised students of the state origin to shun all forms of violence in their academic pursuit.
The governor, who was represented by the StateÂ Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha, at a one-day entrepreneurship capacity-building workshop organi-sed for graduating students by office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs at Delta State University, Abraka, told the students toÂ contribute to the human capital base of the state.
He charged the students to pay attention to their studies and apply the skills they had acquired when they leave the university community.
According to him, the programme is a way of preparing them for life after the university.
â€œWe believe that the skills they have acquired here will assist them to negotiate their way in the Nigerian socio-political system in order to give them a strong base for life.
â€œThe state government has created four polytechnics to help increase the manpower base of the state and the country. These will serve as a catalyst for development within these communities.
â€œYou know areas like Bomadi have a lot of restive youths who need to be engaged educationally, the same applies to Sapele, Aboh and Abigborodo,â€ he said.
He also said the state government was out to ensure that every youth in the state was given the opportunity to go a step further in life and that the polytechnic would create that platform.
He added that it would also help in stimulating economic growth around the environment where the polytechnic would be situated.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs, Mr. Mike Akpoborie, said the programme was organised in fulfillment of the human capital development agenda of the state government.
He said the seminar was to develop the graduating students beyond the certificate that would be awarded to them at the end of their academic programme.
Assuring that the workshop would be organized for all graduating students of tertiary institutions in the state, Akpoborie stressed that they needed to be inspired to use their skills and become employers of labour instead of looking for employment.