Yenagoa—The office of the Students Representative of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Central zone is set to host its 1st annual symposium on Thursday 22nd to 24th of September 2022.
The symposium which is tagged “Inclusive and equitable quality education: The pathways for sustainable development in the Niger Delta” is chiefly to “strategize the Niger Delta educational sector for substantially positioning for emerging global opportunities and national competitiveness.”
The students representative of IYC Central Zone, Comr. Ginah Ikio, in a statement, noted that, among other things, this year’s maiden symposium will proffer a practical workable policy brief for the next decade for the Niger Delta region to provide education for all Niger Deltans as well as provide safe, positive, and rights-respecting environment.
He said the 3-day symposium will also initiate pathways for sustainable funding as well as re-enforce training, retraining, and motivation of qualified teachers.
He further disclosed that the symposium would have panelists discussing with participants from various secondary school students, teachers, researchers, and policymakers from within and outside the oil-rich region.
The activities of the symposium would include roundtable discussions, quiz competitions, social and bonding games sessions, dancing, and Dinner/Awards/prizes.
He, therefore, called on governments at all levels, private organizations and well-meaning individuals to partner with the body to make the programme a success.
The Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC) Students Representative Office is created to represent as well as support the interests and welfare of students in the Ijaw ethnic group.
The office is also mandated with the responsibility of organizing the annual conference which brings together students, academia, industry professionals, policymakers, and researchers in education, politics, and economy to brainstorm and develop a strategic plan for the future of the Ijaws.