Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has offered automatic employment to 307 products of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme, who have concluded their doctorate degree and master degree programmes in various disciplines.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, on Sunday, quoted the governor as having offered automatic employment for 107 PhD holders and 200 MSC degree holders during a meeting with beneficiaries of the scheme in Yenagoa.
Dickson also announced automatic employment to all medical doctors, pharmacists and public health specialists and other beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme.
The governor told the audience that the 107 PhD holders would be deployed to the three state-owned universities – the Niger Delta University, University òf Africa and the Bayelsa Medical University as lecturers.
He also said other people, who studied medicine and other professional courses at Master Degree level would be engaged by the state government in the various medical facilities and the civil service respectively.
The beneficiaries of the scheme returned with PhDs and MSCs in disciplines such as Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agric engineering, International relations, Pharmacy Practice, Public Health, Computing, and Electronics System, Gas turbine engineering, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Law and Management, Statistics among others.