Education remains top priority of our policy thrust – Fubara

 The Rivers state government has said it will continue to place education as one of the top most priorities of its policy thrust.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara stated this during the 34th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Port Harcourt  Saturday, 24th February, 2024.

 The governor who spoke through his deputy, Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu, said although the University of Port Harcourt is a federal university, the state government would continue to support and collaborate with it to place it in a path that would be the envy of other institutions.

“We shall support you because whenever we add value to this institution, you add double value to whatever we have placed before you and we shall continue to ensure that you are given a place of high distinction and excellence,” the governor stated.

Governor Fubara added that his administration was desirous to create the enabling environment to ensure Rivers state remains a preferred destination to achieve quality education in the country,  adding that it was important to reflect on the transformative power of education.

“Education is not merely a means to acquire knowledge but a tool for personal growth, societal development, and nation-building,” Governor Fubara said.