Patani Community Study Centre takes advocacy to Bayelsa communities

By Joel Nkanta
Mr. Koroye (2nd Left) and members of his advocacy team posing with Mrs. Belinda Efebo, director, Admin, Sagbama Local Government Council (Middle), during the visit


Patani Community Study Centre, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Patani, Delta State, taking advantage of its proximity to Bayelsa State, took its advocacy campaign to Sagbama and Kolokuma local government areas of Bayelsa State on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

The advocacy team led by the acting centre director, Mr. Douye Koroye, visited various locations in the two local government areas including Government Model Secondary School, Sagbama, Sagbama Local Government Council and the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Sagbama.

Other places visited by the team were motor parks and famous markets as well as roadside shops at Kolokuma Local Government Area, all in Bayelsa State.

Koroye, while explaining the purpose of the visit of his team, sensitised his audience at the various locations on salient areas of operation of the National Open University of Nigeria: The university’s vision and mission, admission processes, mode of operation, NOUN websites, course and programme duration, as well as available courses and programmes.

Mr. Koroye (3rd Left) and Mrs. Nanakumo Stella Okolo, principal, Government Model Secondary School, Sagbama (4th Right) pose with members of the advocacy team during the visit

Other areas highlighted were the flexible nature of the operations of the university and the location of Patani Community Study Centre.

A major feature of the outreach programme was the distribution of advocacy flyers at Sagbama Local Government Council, Universal Basic Education Board and to individual community members.

Other members of the advocacy team were Mr. Ese, centre accountant, Mr. Destiny Izu, administrative officer and Mr. Godswill Edozie, senior clerical officer.