Ogbia—Former students of the College of Health Technology, Otuogidi, Bayelsa State, have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to the Bayelsa state government, over what they term “deliberate mal-administration” and “neglect” of the school.
The former students, under the auspices of Bayelsa State College of Health Technology Alumni Association, in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Calmday Ayebaifie John, Secretary, Mr. Bright Stanley and Public Relations Officer,
Mr. Bonnie Prominent berated infrastructural deficit, lack of lecturers and non-accreditation in the institution.
They pointed out that no student from the school has ever been mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The alumni also noted that no student from the institution has benefitted from the bursary payment of the government since its inception.
Mangrovepen.ng gathered that the alumni while commending Governor Douye Diri for his commitment to improving tertiary education in the state, pleaded with him to come to their rescue.
According to them, “We have made frantic efforts to officially register our complain and displeasure through the various relevant channels, but all efforts proved abortive
The alumni also gave the Bayelsa state government, a 21-day ultimatum to address the issues it has raised, or else the association will embark on a peaceful protest in the state to press home their demands.
All efforts to get the reaction of the state government proved abortive as the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Gentle Emelah, did not reply to calls or messages as at press time.