Students in Tertiary Institutions in the country have been urged to keep hope alive in the midst of challenges facing the education sector in particular and the country in general.
Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo gave the advice during a courtesy call by the leadership of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the Rivers State University in Government House, Yenagoa.
While lamenting that people with sound morality and good character were in acute short supply in the country, Senator Ewhrudjakpo, however, advised the students not to despair but imbibe good character and positive attitude.
The Deputy Governor urged them to be studious and shun antisocial behaviors, stressing that cultism was a deceptive fallacy that lures the gullible to their destruction.
Addressing a request to sponsor an SUG Walkway Project to link the Law, Environmental and Science faculties of the University, Senator Ewhrudjakpo promised that he would support the project within the remits of available resources.
Earlier, the SUG President, Rivers State University, Mr. Kelechi Omano had said they were impressed with the achievements of Senator Ewhrudjakpo in all positions held.
Mr. Kelechi, who pointed out the importance of the proposed Walkway Project, appealed to the Deputy Governor to further develop his alma mater.
Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of Award of Excellence on the Deputy Governor by the President of the Students Union Government of Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt.