Bayelsa State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Executive Secretary, Comrade Walton Liverpool, yesterday appealed to politicians to be mindful of their words when criticising others, especially Governor Seirake Dickson.
Speaking to journalists in Yenagoa, Liverpool said opposition parties should also commend the restoration government led by Seriake for visible achievements rather than sit back and condemn whatever the present administration does.
According to Liverpool, Seriake’s administration has done well for primary and secondary education stating that it has excelled beyond expectation in terms of standard and construction of modern structures.
“This is the first time a governor is building headmasters’ quarters, it has never happened anywhere in the country, I have gone around everywhere and I have not seen any.
“Prove us wrong in terms of educational standard and structures in the primary and post primary. We have built staff quartets, administrative blocks”
He admitted though that not all areas have been covered, but was quick to say that over 80 per cent of the jobs have been completed.
He maintained that the administration of Dickson has offered free and compulsory education to all Bayelsa children of school age, stressing that shows he does want any child to be out of school because the parents can’t afford to pay school fees.
“We are all aware that Bayelsa State under the leadership of Seriake Dickson placed a state of emergency on the educational sector and it didn’t end there he declared free, compulsory and qualitative education.
“With this he has been providing a lot of things text books, uniforms, desks, chairs and so on and other teaching materials have been supplied to schools and yet we are still finding children not going to school instead they are seen hawking pure water, selling groundnuts, doing one thing or the other.”

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