Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on parents
in the state to take advantage of the robust policies of his
administration in the education sector and ensure their children
obtain sound and formal education.
The governor made the call on Monday in Yenagoa, while inaugurating
an eight member State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
He said it was sad that, despite the quality infrastructure,
personnel and other learning aids, that has been put in place in
public schools across the state, most parents still display a lukewarm
attitude in the education of their children.
Dickson stated that, the ugly trend must stop as the investment in
that sector cannot be a waste and urged all stakeholders to work
towards complimenting the efforts of the government.
While charging the SUBEB team to up their game in the discharge of
their duties, the governor disclosed that the Chairperson and
Executive Secretary of the board were reappointed because of their
In her remarks, the chairperson of SUBEB, Flora Ebi-William thanked
the governor for the confidence he reposed in them and assured him of
their commitment to continue to execute their mandate according to
his administration’s vision.
She described Dickson as a champion of education, because of the
passion and dedication he has for that sector and appealed to every
official of the restoration government to establish contact with the
heads of primary schools in their locality, in order to be abreast
with the happenings there as well as encourage them to always put in
The newly inaugurated SUBEB members are; Mrs Flora Ebi-William,
chairperson, Comrade Walton Liverpool, Executive Secretary, Pastor
Asamowei Ediseye Boms, Nnamdi Orodo Egbo, Felix Obi, Toinpre Sinclair,
Tam Alari and Egere Stephen.