Sixty three years old Mr. Seribo Adelabu, who registered as a JSS student in 2014 at Izon college, Bomadi
Overside, Bomadi government area, Delta State, has returned to his former job of handcart pushing to boost cash
to finish his education.
Adelabu, presently in Senior class, SSS II, who started his tutorial voyage at fifty eight years thanks to what the
agony of being illiterate had caused him, came into public limelight once NDV reported his uncommon
determination in 2016.
Some Ijaw folks in Diaspora, particularly those in United States of America, came to his aid by paying his tuition
in JSS II and sent him some cash. It appears, however, that the help was a short lived sensation as once the
preliminary intervention, everyone went back to his tent going away Adelabu to reason himself. Adelabu , who
is making ready for his Senior college Certificate Examination, SSCE, next year, confirmed that he really visited
handcart pushing as a result of things were obtaining tough for him. His words: “I need to continue with my
handcart pushing job to modify Pine Tree State continue during this tutorial journey. “I need to give thanks our
Ijaw brothers and sisters within the Diaspora, particularly those within the USA, for paying up my tuition fees
when I was in JSS 2; l conjointly give thanks to them for the cash they sent for text books and maintenance.
“I want to use this chance to all over again tell them that it’s been terribly difficult and rough for me since after
that gesture. I appeal to our Diaspora brothers and sisters that I’m still in want of their facilitate, currently that
I’m making ready for my final year exams: West African Examination Council, WAEC, fee is pending. “As I said
before, after my graduation from here, I will be able to proceed to Teacher college, TTC, where I shall teach
The varsity authorities, speaking through the Education Committee chair, Chief Pius Oloye, noted that the varsity
management had to encourage the aged student to modify him come through his tutorial dream. Oloye said the
first aim of Izon college was to assist less-privileged youngsters in riverine communities, therefore it charges
smallest college fees.
The Elders Council of the varsity, speaking through patrician Shell Mubogha, Chief Samson Bakpor and Mr.
Frederick Biribiri beau, said the pains Ijaw kid went through in rural communities caused the institution of Izon
college. They said: “We give thanks the Ijaw community in USA for his or her benevolence to our student and that
we appeal that they ought to conjointly encourage the varsity in its efforts to accumulate a parcel of land for a
permanent web site. “We conjointly use this medium to renew our charm to our exalted brother, Prophet
Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, to assist United States come through our aim of lifting the Ijaw kid out of darkness.”