In a bid to empower graduates and stimulate economic growth, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has called upon graduates to take charge of their future by creating job opportunities for themselves and others. The governor emphasized the need for graduates to leverage their education and skills to make a meaningful impact on society. This call to action took place during the third combined convocation ceremony of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, where several developmental projects were also inaugurated.
During the ceremony, Governor Oborevwori, represented by his deputy, Monday Onyeme, underscored the pivotal role of graduates in driving progress and innovation within the state. He emphasized that graduation marks the beginning of a new phase in the lives of these individuals, urging them not to be complacent but to actively apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
“Graduation is a time to set new goals and targets,” remarked the governor’s representative. “The public and private sectors will benefit from your education and professionalism, while the entrepreneurial world awaits your ideas.”
Governor Oborevwori praised the efforts of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, acknowledging the institution’s strides in infrastructure development, capacity building, entrepreneurial initiatives, and sports development. He urged the school’s leadership to continue their commendable work and emphasized the importance of providing a conducive learning environment for students and staff.
In his address, the chairman of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic, Chief Jonathan Arausi, appealed to stakeholders, corporate organizations, and well-meaning individuals to collaborate with the Delta State Government to sustain the Polytechnic’s position as a global center for academic excellence.
The rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Emmanuel Achuenu, expressed gratitude to Governor Oborevwori for his unwavering commitment to the advancement of education in the state. The event also featured the presentation of awards to outstanding individuals.
The convocation ceremony not only celebrated academic achievements but also served as a platform for the state leadership to emphasize the importance of nurturing an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Governor Oborevwori’s call for graduates to spearhead job creation aligns with the state’s vision of producing graduates equipped with entrepreneurial skills.
The governor’s emphasis on job creation and entrepreneurship resonates with the broader narrative of economic empowerment and self-sufficiency. It reflects a commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and enterprise, essential for driving sustainable development and reducing unemployment rates in the state.
In his ongoing efforts to support educational institutions, Governor Oborevwori reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to creating and maintaining conducive learning environments across public institutions at all levels. This commitment includes the provision of adequate infrastructure and equipment for laboratories, as well as the maintenance of a peaceful environment for staff and students.
As the state continues to prioritize education and skill development, the call to action for graduates to create job opportunities not only underscores the importance of their role in the state’s economic landscape but also serves as a catalyst for fostering a culture of innovation and self-reliance.
The event, which showcased the state’s commitment to education and entrepreneurship, also highlighted the collaborative efforts required to sustain and elevate academic institutions. It emphasized the need for collective support from stakeholders, corporate entities, and the community at large to ensure the continued growth and success of educational institutions like Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.
The governor’s message serves as a clarion call for graduates to embrace their potential as catalysts for change, innovation, and economic progress. By emphasizing the importance of graduates utilizing their skills to create employment opportunities, Governor Oborevwori has set the stage for a new wave of entrepreneurial vigor and economic resilience within the state.