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Amnesty administrator counsels students on skill-based studies

by OtownGist

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dikio (retd.), has urged students under the PAP scholarship to build skills in areas that can guarantee them immediate employment in reputable organisations after graduation.

Dikio gave the advice during a meeting with a delegation of the students under the auspices of the National Association of Presidential Amnesty Students Worldwide that was held in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

The meeting was part of Dikio’s routine engagement to hear students’ challenges and encourage them to attain great feats.

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Dikio said the world had moved from conventional learning to a knowledge-based economy, pointing out that persons with such skills would easily secure jobs.

“There is a means to an end; education is a means to an end. We are living in a knowledge-based world. Now companies like Google are looking for people to employ. The end state is that Niger Delta must be the best place to live and do business and that responsibility lies on not just us, but you as well,” Dikio stated.

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The presidential amnesty administrator reminded the students on the need to be good ambassadors of the Niger Delta, saying his vision of making the region the best place to live and do business could only be realized with their collective efforts.

He urged them to be mindful of their public conduct, work hard to make good grades and become worthy both in character and learning from their respective institutions.

While assuring them of his commitment to their welfare, Dikio stressed that rascality of any kind would not be tolerated because such attitude would portray them in a bad light and derail the objectives of the scholarship.

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He said, “Study hard so that anybody you know will not go through what you went through. You can change the narrative, you can create a legacy that will outlast you and the region, or maybe at the barest minimum your village, but I think you should aim beyond Niger Delta, aim to be the best in the world, it is possible,” he advised.

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