On the 14th of February 2012 at the Isaac Boro Peace Park in the Bayelsa State Capital., Yenagoa, a new administration was born as Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson and Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah the oath of office in a swear-in ceremony by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kate Abiri. in a thunderous crowd that gathered to witness the historic event.
When the governor delivered his maiden address, he announced one of the cardinal objectives of his Restoration government as FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION to all Bayelsan students and pupils. But since after Dickson made the pronouncement and pocketed the ovation and confidence reposed in him by the majority of unsuspecting Bayelsans who never doubted a jot of the governor's word, the Free Education claims by the Dickson administration is like a mere talk, and a deception.
When the Bayelsa Government announced free education it was thought that BYCOE was going to be in the priority list, but to the surprise of all, the schools are still paying school fees.
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Governor Dickson and Ghribiogha John Jonah should stop telling lies or deceiving the masses that they have declared free and compulsory education in Bayelsa State. Very funny and bogus is the claim on this free and compulsory education by the self acclaimed Restoration Government. Since inception Dickson has been harping on even declaring a state of emergency in the media with bogus claims of running free education claiming to have done so much in that direction. The fake-ness of the assertion compelled even the compromised NLC/TUC in their May Day Address to the State Government demanded to know the reality or otherwise of the largely orchestrated Free Education, to which the deputy governor who spoke on behalf of government confirmed that they were doing fine with the Free Education Program me.
Why the public now see the whole thing as a lie and a deception to the people of the state is the fact that a State owned School in the State Capital BYCOE is right now on School Fees drive. How can a Government which drives out students and pupils from classes to worry and border parent that are poor for payment of School fees claim they are on Free Education. Any one who doubts, should go and find out. The Governor and his Deputy should tell the public if the Free Education does not include BYCOE and others. Tell us the Free Education schools, are they only in Sagbama and Nembe?