Bayelsa state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Gentle Emelah has commended members of Bayelsa State Education Development Trust Fund Board (EDTF) for being creative with knowledgeable programmes to boost students for a better society.
Dr. Emelah said with what the Board has put in place within the period, indigenous students would be able to make sound decisions and opinions anywhere in the world.
Speaking during the grand finale of Schools Debate organized by EDTF, which commenced last year with 32 schools across the eight Local government areas of the state, at the NUJ Press centre, Ekeki Yenagoa, the Commissioner commended the co-ordinator of the schools debate programme Madam Akporbomoere Mohammed and her team for being proactive in molding students.
Dr. Emelah also lauded the students and teachers for availing themselves for the competition.
Earlier, Executive Secretary of EDTF, Dr. Alice Atuwo also appreciated the Bayelsa State government for giving them the opportunity to instill fundamental leadership skills into the students.
Dr. Atuwo enjoined schools to reawaken the spirit behind debate clubs to build confidence of students in public speaking and analytical reasoning.
Commenting, Coordinator of the Schools Debate Programme and Acting Director News and Current Affairs, Radio Bayelsa, Madam Akporbomoere Mohammed poured encomium on EDTF for the sponsorship of the programme and appealed that Schools Debate be sustained.