The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced automatic employment of 15 first-class graduating students of the Edo State University, Uzairue, in the state civil service.
Obaseki made the announcement on Saturday at the fourth convocation ceremony of the institution in Etsako West Local Government of the state.
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“As usual, all those 15 students that made a first class in this set have automatic employment into Edo State Civil service; your job is waiting for you.
“We have made it a standard that any graduate from any of our university in Edo State that made a first class should be given automatic employment in our public and civil service. We want to build quality manpower.
“As we mark the fourth convocation, the institution has continued to blaze the trail in teaching and research in Nigeria. This academic year has been challenging but we are today celebrating the first set of our post graduate students.”
He said in the last six years, his administration had placed premium on education and implementing transformational reforms in the basic education sector.
“As a government, we are now prioritizing technical and vocational education as we believe that to build our country, our educational system must now focus on building people who can now use their hands and skills in the workplace.
“Unless we strengthen the foundation of education in this country by strengthening basic education and promoting TVET, we will not have the strong human capital base that we require.
“Our vision for higher institutions of learning is that we should be able to compete with the best in the world, offering education that is relevant and contemporary in the country,” he said.