So, we are bringing up policy that if we give scholarship to you and train you to become a doctor, you must have a number of years you must also serve the State.
Governor Wike said it will be unfair to spend such huge sum of money on training medical students and lose them almost immediately on graduation to other States or countries.
The governor asserted they will have to contribute quality service and add value to the medical sector in the State in order to justify the investment on them.
We are not training you to go and serve other people.
So, after those number of years you have served the state, you can go to where you want to go.
He further continued, but you must sign agreement with Rivers State government that you must also serve the State before you run away.
Inaugurates 500bed hostel for medical students
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said medical students who are beneficiaries of Rivers government scholarship will sign agreement to serve the State for a given number of years after graduation.
The governor emphasised that this policy will enable the State government reap the benefit of investing huge resources in the training of medical students of the State extraction.
Governor Wike started this at the inauguration of a 500bed capacity hostel for medical students of Rivers State University (RSU).
The project is situated within the premises of the faculties of Basic Clinical Sciences and Clinical Sciences of RSU in Port Harcourt.
The Rivers State governor told the students that a new policy was been evolved concerning the scholarship offered medical students by the State government.
The policy, he explained, will require any students who wants to benefit from the State government scholarship will be required to sign to a condition of serving the State for some years after graduation.
What we have decided to do now, because let us not train these children and they run away.
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