Delta Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has challenged graduates to create jobs for themselves and others.
He made the announcement Saturday at Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku’s third joint convocation.
The governor opened a 350-person lecture hall, volleyball, basketball, and multi-purpose courts, and an ICT Microsoft Certification Centre.
Monday Onyeme, the governor’s deputy, said “graduation is a time to set new goals and targets.”
He advised graduates to apply their knowledge and skills.
Your knowledge and professionalism will assist the public and private sectors, and the entrepreneurial world awaits your ideas.
Governor: “In line with the philosophy of this administration of producing graduates with entrepreneurial skills, it is our earnest expectation that you will go out there and create jobs for yourself and others.”
He said, “Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku is no doubt a fast-growing institution, and I appreciate the improvements in infrastructure, capacity building, entrepreneurial and sports development.
“I urge the Governing Council, management, and staff of the school to improve their work; I commend the school authority for the enabling environment and prevailing peace, which allow for serious academic activities in the school.”
Oborevwori said his administration would continue to provide enough lab facilities and equipment and a peaceful environment for workers and students in public institutions at all levels.
In a presentation, Polytechnic Governing Council chairman Chief Jonathan Arausi urged stakeholders, corporate organizations, and goodwilled people to work with Delta State Government to maintain the Polytechnic as a “global centre for academic excellence.”
The polytechnic’s rector, Prof. Emmanuel Achuenu, commended Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for his support of education.
Awards were given.