The 2020 Edition of World Students Day as declared by United Nations was celebrated yesterday October 15th, 2020 with lectures/talks and funfair by Delta State Students.
This year’s edition under the theme: “School is not a Scam” attracted participants from Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe – Oghara, Ozoro, Ogwashi-Uku, College of Education, Agbor, Warri, Mosogar, Delta State University, Abraka, etc, which also attracted guest lecturers from University of Benin, Delta State University, Abraka, was hosted by Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.
Speaking before declaring the event open, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, Honourable Commissioner for Higher Education pointed out that frustration and disappointment often associated with the inability to secure white collar jobs were responsible for the erroneous belief that school is a scam.
The Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade ifeanyi Egwunyenga reminded Students that the School is a place for reinforcement of knowledge and was not meant to directly solve personal challenges.
Moreso, the Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Professor Andy Egwunyenga who was represented by Dr. Nwanne F. O. added that education was meant to “equip an individual with the knowledge, skills and morals to live a useful and productive life”.
While supporting the earlier speaker at the event, a lecturer from the University of Benin, Professor Francesca Egbokhare underscored the important of character and learning for human development.
The conveyer of the event, Comrade Francis Osedume, Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs said that the theme “School is not a Scam” was inspired to counter the wrong notion especially on the social media.
The highlight of the ceremony was the award of scholarship to the two (2) best students of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku in the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) categories respectively.
DSPG News Desk, on behalf of Management, congratulates the Awardees