Over nine first-class graduates of the Edo State University Uzairue, have gained automatic employment into the state Civil Service.
The Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki made the announcement during the third convocation ceremony and award of first and higher degrees, diplomas, prizes, and conferment of honorary degrees at the Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria.
According to him, “Those exceptional students who have obtained one university prize or the other should note that you have automatic employment into Edo civil service.
“If you don’t want to proceed with your Master’s programme immediately, but want to work, just write to me and indicate that you are a prize winner. You will only complete the formalities to get employed.
“I want to appreciate the management of the institution for keeping to the vision of our government to build a world-class university in Edo. I urge you to keep to the good works of bringing more Laurels to the university and our state.”
He continued: “I am impressed with what you are doing in this school; that gives us the impetus to continue to do more for the institution. We believe that if we endow the university with world-class infrastructure and facilities, it will be able to run itself on a sustained basis.
“As a government, we will fulfill our obligations to the university. I have instructed the contractors to resume work on the teaching hospital. I have also assured the Vice-Chancellor that the staff housing unit must be completed before the end of this year.
“We will continue to evaluate our financial situation as a government to make sure that we build a world-class university that can deliver quality education to, not only Edo citizens, but Nigerians as a whole.”
Urging the graduates to continue to fly the flag of the institution, Obaseki noted, “We hope that you will be good ambassadors of this university and will display the quality of knowledge that you have obtained from this university and contribute your quota to the development of our nation.”
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, said that the institution was very grateful for the immense support it enjoys under the leadership of Governor Obaseki.
According to him, “We are very grateful for the immense support from the state government under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“For the graduands, I urge you to continue to be good ambassadors of Edo State University, Uzairue. This is because you will go into the labour market to serve the nation in the field of your academic discipline in which this university has prepared you for.”
Reassuring the school’s commitment to entrepreneurship development, Aluyor said, “The university has maintained her policy of an award of N5 million to the graduating student who has the best entrepreneurial business ideas.
“The goal of the institution is that our students will graduate with different entrepreneurial skills that will make them, not only entrepreneurs or self-employed but employers of labour.”