From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Mr TerverAkase on Wednesday informed that Benue students were among the best in character and learning in Nigeria and beyond.
Akase dropped the hint when leaders of the National Association of Idoma Students, (NAIS), paid him a courtesy visit at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
According to him, Benue students had always came out top in external examinations adding that graduants from the state equally give good account of themselves in their chosen careers, a development he noted eclipses the isolated cases of cult clashes on campuses.
The Chief Press Secretary charged the students leaders to encourage unity among their associations and help their institutions as well as the government to eradicate cases of cultism and other negative vices at institutions of higher learning.
He commended efforts by NAIS in planning to publish a magazine and also embark on several other noble projects, saying as youths, they are beacons of hope for the state.
He equally assured the students’ body that his principal, Governor Samuel Ortom would continue to place priority on education as could be seen in the recent upgrade of two institutions in the state to polytechnics and the attention the Governor was giving to primary, secondary and tertiary education in general.
Earlier, the President, National Association of Idoma Students,Comrade OcheAleachenu had informed that the aim of the visit was to identify with Mr Akase with a view to commending him over the support he has been rendering to youths in the state.
According to him, Ortom made the right choice in appointing Mr.Akase as his spokesman, a responsibility he noted he has carried on with professionally.
The AUTHORITY gathered that the group later went into an interview session with the CPS.