By Fred Okopie
A BAYELSAN, Perewari Victor Pere, has bagged a First Class Honours from Lincoln University, USA, emerging the overall best and named University Valedictorian.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has described the 21 students on state government scholarship to the prestigious Lincoln University as worthy ambassadors, a pride to the state and their families.
This was contained in a congratulatory message the Governor sent to the students, who all graduated on May 12, 2017.
He said the graduands have made the state proud, having successfully concluded their studies in flying colours and having being found worthy in character and learning!
The governor particularly expressed his delight over Perewari Victor Pere, who graduated with First Class Honours, emerged as the overall best graduating student and named the University Valedictorian.
Pere’s brilliance has endeared him to the foremost ICT giant, Apple, as there were indications that Apple was considering employing the young Bayelsan.
The governor also said the exploits of the 21 students in the US were indications that the huge investment in government’s free/compulsory education policy was beginning to yield dividends even across the shores of the country.
Governor Dickson also used the opportunity to express his deepest appreciation to the management of Lincoln University for their understanding and cooperation, despite the state’s inability to remit the needed school fees of the students, as and when due.
The governor, however, assured Lincoln University that, with 500, 000 US dollars already released to them, concerted efforts were being made to pay up the balance within the shortest possible time, stressing that, the government and the people of the State will remain eternally grateful to the authorities of Lincoln University.