By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni today awarded scholarship to 221 law students who graduated from various Universities across the Country as part of efforts to encourage continuing education.
The occasion took place at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Damaturu, which attracted dignitaries from all nooks and crannies of the state.
In his address, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni congratulated the beneficiaries “let me start by congratulating you the Yobe State Law graduates on the successful completion of your degree programme, and to wish you a very fruitful outing as you prepare to pursue your professional certificate at the Nigeria Law School.
He revealed that “As you are aware, this administration places a high premium on quality education from the basic foundation through the tertiary, and professional courses such as Law, Accountancy, and Medical sciences among others.
“This explains why our government has been consistent in providing conducive environments in our schools through reconstructing destroyed and dilapidated schools, and establishing new ones. We have also been providing instructional materials and all the necessary teaching and learning equipment to our tertiary and health institutions.
“I am glad to state with a sense of fulfilment that the consistency of this administration in upscaling the education sector has been quite fulfilling and fruitful as reflected in the performance of our students generally.
“It is gratifying that Yobe State has sustained a top spot with an unbeaten record in the Northeast sub-region, and among the states in Nigeria, providing such opportunities to our students to pursue professional certificates with ease.
“I wish to reassure you that this administration will continue to be consistent in awarding scholarships to qualified Yobe indigenes in tertiary institutions both at home and in foreign institutions across the World”.
He added that “the ceremony of awarding scholarships to our law students to attend the Nigerian Law School is in continuation of the support this administration has continued to render in the last four years to the law students to obtain their professional certificates.
This is in line with our comprehensive and holistic approach to the development of education as a driver of human capital development”.
“You should, therefore, pursue your professional course with a great sense of commitment and responsibility to justify government investments in you, and to make our dear state proud”.
“You should strive to be good Ambassadors of the state, and remain reference points of academic and moral excellence.
“Let me also assure you that government shall keenly monitor your activities in the course of your study and provide you with the necessary support for you to succeed.
“I wish you a very successful course and look forward to attending your graduation at the end of your study, and wish you the best.”