Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Government is poise to promote academic excellence among students from the state and in the state-owned institution.
The state Deputy Governor Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo made the declaration on Thursday at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST) Nkpolu Port Harcourt, during the 2nd “Female Aspire” conference, held in the institution. Banigo reiterated the state government commitment to improving academic and welfare needs of students in all institutions of learning in the state ad pointed out excellence cannot be achieve with improved welfare for the students.
The Deputy Governor who was represented by her Special Adviser on Media, Ms Dafini Gogo- Abbey said the desire of young girls to attain their goals was in line with the vision of the present administration in providing necessary incentives for academic and moral excellence.
Banigo advised students who would form the nucleus of future leaders to be dedicated to their studies and shun negative vices that would bring shame to their families and society at large. She explained that the importance attached to education necessitated the early visit of the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to the institution shortly on assumption of office to assess infrastructural needs and promised to complete the abandoned Law Faculty building of the school.