Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on parents in the state to take advantage of the robust policies of his administration in the education sector and ensure their children obtain sound and formal education.
The governor made the call on Monday in Yenagoa while inaugurating an eight member State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
He said it was sad that despite the quality infrastructure, personnel and other learning aid that has been put in place in public schools across the state, most parents still display a lukewarm attitude in the education of their children.
Dickson stated that the ugly trend must stop as the investment in that sector cannot be a waste and urged all stakeholders to work towards complimenting the efforts of government.
While charging the SUBEB team to up their game in the discharge of their duties, the governor disclosed that the Chairperson and Executive Secretary of the board were reappointed because of their previous performance.
In her remarks, the chairperson of SUBEB, Flora Ebi-William thanked the governor for the confidence he reposed in them and assured him of their commitment to continue to execute their mandate according to his administration’s vision.
She described Dickson as a champion of education because of the passion and dedication he has for that sector and appeal to every official of the restoration government to establish contact with the headmaster of schools in their locality in order to be abreast with all the happenings there.
The newly inaugurated SUBEB members are; Mrs Flora Ebi-William, chairperson, Comrade Walton Liverpool, Executive Secretary, Pastor Asamowei Ediseye Boms, Nnamdi Orodo Egbo, Felix Obi, Tonipre Sinclair, Tam Alari and Egere Stephen.