The Bayelsa government on Friday said that graduates of Izon language would be given automatic employment by the State Government.
The state’s Commissioner for Culture and Ijaw National Affairs, Felix Tuodolo, made the announcement at an orientation programme for diploma students of Izon language at the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma.
According to him, the gesture is to encourage the teaching of Izon in both primary and secondary schools in the state.
He said that to popularise the Izon Language Project, the study of the language as a full-fledged course would commence at the Centre for Niger Delta Studies at the NDU next academic session.
Mr. Tuodolo said that graduates of the Izon Language School would be awarded national diplomas at the end of the programme.
To underscore government’s seriousness in the project, he said that candidates who enrol at the Izon Language School at the NDU would be offered scholarship throughout their study.
He also said that Governor Seriake Dickson is passionate about the study of Izon and the propagation of Izon culture.
The commissioner said that everything possible would be done to ensure the success of the Izon Language Project.