By: Our Reporter, Delta state
Delta state labour party chieftain and former House of Assembly candidate, Isoko South constituency 11 in the 2011 general elections, Chief Iduh Amadhe has commended the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on his 2011 first scholarship award scheme.
Iduh who gave the commendation yesterday during an interview with our correspondent in Asaba while reacting to the governor’s gesture noted that this has no doubt gone a long way in spurring and assisting students in the tertiary institutions.
According to the one time chairman, Isoko South local government area whose son, Mr. Iduh Othuke Donald is a beneficiary of the scheme stated that “The governor kind gesture will surely encourage intellect, excellent and hard work among students especially those in the higher institution.”
The astute politician who also commended the governor for what he called springing up of modern secondary schools across the state as well as the ongoing construction of Umeh road in Isoko South council area, he appealed for the speedy completion and accreditation of the Engineering faculty of the Delta state University, Oleh campus.
Meanwhile governor Emmanuel Uduaghan while releasing the sum of N269 million as scholarship grant to 47 first class graduates in the state promised to continue to fund scholarship scheme to encourage excellence in tertiary institutions in the state, explaining that the scheme was put in place to help build human capital and instil academic discipline in higher institutions.
“We have embarked on this scheme to help develop human capital, to encourage our youths to work hard in their studies, we believe fund should not be a hindrance to the education of our youths. This is why we are committed to fund this scheme as long as I remain the governor.”
The forty-seven first class graduates were the second batch benefiting from the scheme while thirty-six graduates benefited from the first batch of 2010 academic year.