One of the governorship hopeful under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Reuben Okoya has presented 15 desktop computers to the Bayelsa State Education Trust Fund Board in fulfilment of his pledge during the inauguration of the board in Yenagoa two weeks ago.
Presenting the computers to the board at the Education House in Yenagoa, Okoya said the gesture was to complement the educational strides of the governor, Seriake Dickson.
Okoya who admonished the board to distribute the items judiciously, described education as an instrument that creates great and intelligent minds, adding that the world had become technology driven hence he decided to opt for the supply of computers to the schools to aid the students in modern learning process.
He said "the importance of education can never be overstated and can never be overdone in society. That's why I am happy that today Bayelsa has started a revolution in education and that revolution is being carried out by governor Dickson.
"Whether we like it or not, we are making tremendous progress in education; the boarding schools are there, the science facilities are there. That is why private citizens like us who know the value of education will like to contribute our little widow's might to assist the government".
Okoya recalled that the educational revolution in the state was started by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan while he was governor by sponsoring Bayelsan students to the best schools in the country while governor Dickson improved on it by building standard schools here in the state, adding that the next government must follow suit.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Executive Secretary of the board, Dr. (Mrs) Alice Atuwo thanked Arch. Okoya for assisting the state government in the area of education which she described as a critical sector in the development of the state.
Atuwo called on other private individuals to join hands with the government to prepare the young minds of today for tomorrow's leadership.