In a bid to encourage academic excellence and reduce unemployment, the Edo State government has announced that all graduates who obtain a first-class degree will be offered automatic employment in the state’s civil service.
The announcement was made by the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, during a recent graduation ceremony at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
He stated that the scheme would encourage students to strive for excellence and would also help to bridge the gap in the state’s workforce.
According to Governor Obaseki, the automatic employment scheme would cover all fields of study, including science, humanities, law, and medicine, among others.
He urged the beneficiaries to contribute their quota to the state’s development and improve the lives of the people.
The Governor also reiterated the government’s commitment to investing in education and ensuring that students in the state have access to quality education.
He highlighted some of the government’s recent efforts in this regard, such as the ongoing renovation of schools and the implementation of policies to attract investments in the education sector.
The automatic employment scheme has been widely applauded by various stakeholders, including students and graduates in the state.
Many have described it as a welcome development and a motivation for students to aim for excellence in their academic pursuits.