Governor Godwin Obaseki has given automatic employment to 15 First-Class graduating students of the Edo State University, Uzairue, in Etsako West Local Government Area.
The Edo State Governor, at the school’s fifth convocation ceremony reaffirmed his government’s commitment to building quality manpower to sustain the ongoing reforms in the State’s civil and public service to drive development in the State.
He said, “As usual, all those 12 students that made a first class in this set have automatic employment into Edo State Civil Service; your job is waiting for you.
“We have made it a standard that any graduate from any of our universities in Edo State who makes a first-class should be given automatic employment in our public and civil service. We want to build quality manpower.
“As we mark the fifth convocation, the institution has continued to blaze the trail in teaching and research in Nigeria. This academic year has been challenging but we are, today, celebrating the first set of our nine doctorate degree students.
“The university has played an indispensable role in shaping the academic and personal growth of all of you who have graduated today. This university has nurtured your mind and infused values of critical thinking, and integrity and has propelled you to become responsible citizens of our State and country.”
“It is not just celebrating your individual successes but also about acknowledging the responsibilities that come with the knowledge that you have acquired. The knowledge and education we have given you is to enable you to navigate the very difficult but inspirational times ahead of you.
“As a government, we are committed to providing unwavering support to the university. In this regard, in next year’s budget, we are going to furnish the school of medical sciences with requisite infrastructure and complete the school’s teaching hospital.”
“I have also deployed fibre optic internet connectivity to this school so as to support the effort you have made in using technology to facilitate learning.”
Commending the governor’s sustained investment in the education sector, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Engr. Emmanuel Aluyor, linked the successes recorded in the institution to the governor, who is the visitor of the university.
Earlier in his message, the Chancellor of the school and Chairman of the occasion, Prof Emeritus Thomas Okpo K. Audu lauded the governor for creating an enabling environment and the needed support for the institution to thrive.