Presenting a cheque of N5million each to the deserving students, the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan represented by the commissioner for higher education, Professor Hope Eghagha, disclosed that the state government in line with its determination to give quality education to deserving indigenes has also approved for this year the sum of N199.9million for the award of the scholarship to 38 students.
The governor said that the scholarship provided the opportunity for the young ones to acquire good and recent skills in their chosen industry. He added that his administration places emphasis on the scheme in order to create a pool of trained and competent Deltans to be key players in the aviation sector.
He said, “Our efforts are to promote manpower development in the state. It’s the desire of this administration to commence the award of scholarship in the maritime sector to provide the needed capacity that will galvanise the maritime industry in the state”.
The governor explained that the scholarships have been based strictly on merit and soundness of character.
Earlier the chairman of the state scholarship board, Monsignor Buchui Aniyi, commended the state government for its continued sustenance of the scholarship awards and urged the beneficiaries to live up to expectations.