Brass—The paramount ruler of Sambo Ama in Twon Brass Kingdom of Bayelsa State, HRH Samuel Sambo has urged Bayelsans, especially indigenes of Twon Brass to apply for programmes in the Nigeria Maritime Academy (NMU) Okerenkoko, Delta State.
The maritime varsity which is in partnership with the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) recently announced the sale of its application forms for different academic courses including; Maritime Security and Safety (Certificate Course, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.)
Others are Maritime Dispute Management and Resolution (Certificate Course), Maritime Risk Analysis and Disaster Management (Certificate course, PGD), Maritime Entrepreneurship (Certificate Course)Transportation Management (Certificate Course, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.), etc.
Sambo, in a statement sent via mail to newsmen, noted that with the reported opening of a Bayelsa study center of the institution, Brassians and indeed Bayelsans can leverage the valuable academic programmes the school is offering for prospective students.
According to him, the maritime university offers a great opportunity to all who want to acquire degrees, valuable knowledge and skill sets which application in real-time can spur career and personal growth.
Sambo, who has been awarding academic scholarships to students over the years, advised youths to take advantage of the opportunity and be productive.
He added that despite the harsh socio-economic reality in the country, with focus and determination young people can thrive.
In his words: “Twon Brass Kingdom and indeed Bayelsa State cannot make progress if our youths are idle, addicted to all sorts of illegal substances which in turn lead to them being restive.
“That is why I have in my little way tried over the years to award educational scholarships to as many as I can knowing that the education of the young ones is key to moulding a prosperous society.
“Good thing the maritime university, in conjunction with NDA, is opening a study center in Bayelsa and I urge our people to apply to study the useful programmes being offered.
“Courses like safety management system; shipping and maritime operation; logistics and supply chain management and maritime transport technology are great educational programmes cum skills that can change the trajectory of one’s life and spawn personal development if acquired.
“I urge our people, especially the young ones to seize the opportunity and be productive not minding that the country is really tough.”
The traditional ruler opined that youths can surmount contemporary challenges if they are focused enough.
Sambo promised to assist interested applicants from Twon Brass, “as long as they will be serious with their studies when they gain admission.”