Sunday, 25 September 2016

10 Facts About Bayelsa State University

Bayelsa State, Bayels State University

Felix Brambaifa

10 Facts About Bayelsa State University

For most people it is hard to say which institution actually falls under the rubric of Bayelsa Sate University.

This is because it does not go by that name. Rather the university is called Niger Delta University.

And she is the only state owned university in the state at the moment.

I would do my best to state those details that might serve as facts in this regard and hope it is valuable to you as I expect it to.

The people who are mostly concerned about the phrase "Bayelsa State University" are intending students.

They want to know as much as is needed so that they can make informed decisions.

So here we go.

1. Founded by Chief DSP Alamieseigha

The university was brought into existence by the late Chief DSP Alamieseigha, who was then the governor of Bayelsa State.

In the year 2000.

And it is located in his home town of Amassoma.

2. Poor Infrastructures

The university is a shadow of what it should be, despite the revenues and money from the state. Meaning,s nothing to write home about.

One begins to wonder what the money made from students is used for.

As there is hardly any structural growth on or off campus that can be tied to the institution.

3. Tyranny of The System

Niger Delta University is ruled by a fierce grip that gives little or no allowance to student freedom.

You are not allowed to do anything except by permission.

Even when school fees are raised without due consideration for the students.

Students are still not allowed to show their grievances through protestation.

You are just expected to accept.

In other words, the students do not have a working SUG.

The SUG is weak and is almost completely useless.

4. Library And Outdated Books

The Main Campus comes with a library (small) and recently another one (Larger) was built.

But the similarity that the two libraries share, is in the numbers of outdated and irrelevant books stock on their shelves.

You better come prepared with your own stocks of needed books, if you want the beat reading cultures.

5. Hostel Cooking

You are basically not allowed to cook inside hostels.

Which means you would spend more money on food than you would have loved to.

One of the many reasons why students go for off campus housing.

6. Cultism

Don't come to this Bayelsa State University thinking the issue of cultism would not be experienced.

If there is one thing that is an integral part of the university system, it is Cultism.

If you are an observer you would notice it by the handshakes, the gathering and manner they carry themselves.

They seem to have the most beautiful girls, hang out more at the various bar scattered off campus.

So if you are not ready for such vices, then limit your visits to bar and parties.

Be observant of the friends that you make.

7. Light

There is light in the host community. Which means if you decide to stay off campus, you would not have to worry that much about darkness.

But the thing about light off campus is that the indigenes have learnt to exploit students when it comes to light bills.

For instance, when you go home for you two months holiday and then return.

You are still expected to pay for the two months you diet use.

8. Drug Abuse

Marijuana usage is a common thing among students here.

Tramadol and all kind of pills are rampant and easily accessed.

Do not be deceived by the soft beautiful girls you meet there.

They are the one's more into pills and many even indulge in marijuana usage.

So be careful.

Or you fall prey to a cup of palm wine mixed with tablets.

If you are a girl, you will get raped, even the boys are not free, because when intoxicated in that manner.

You can be initiated against your will.

9. Corrupt Lecturers

You have them in abundance here. The ones who are there to make money rather than teach.

The ones who don't care if you understand or not. They just want their salary.

The ones that you would have to pay to pass your exams, not because you can'

The ones that you would have to pay to pass your exams, not because you can't write but because no matter what you write, unless you pay them, you will fail.

10. Night Life

Yes, there is a night life within the campus that has to do with students out on night reading.

The classes would all be filled up.

In fact the campus would remain alive well into the night hours.

You would see lovers here and there.

Its fun!

Now those are the 10 Facts About Bayelsa State University, also known as Niger Delta University (NDU).

I have moved to my main site @Bayelsa State

Saturday, 24 September 2016

10 Facts About Bayelsa State

Bayelsa State

 10 Facts About Bayelsa State

By Felix Brambaifa
Bayelsa State for a lot of people is a place of big spending and over abundance of money.
Oil money as they would say.
But is that the truth?
Bayelsa State is not what people think it is. The state is no where close to having any kind of glory not to talk of being the glory of all lands.
As someone who has stayed there for a long while now and who is also an indigene, I would like to update your knowledge about my state.
This is what this post is all about. This post is to list 10 Facts About Bayelsa State that would help you understand her better.

1. Oil Money
It is true that Bayelsa State is blessed with oil and that she is among the States from the south south keeping Nigeria on her feet.
What is not true however is the lies stipulating that the money from crude oil also circulates round the state.
A big lie.
The money from crude oil is in the hands of the federal government. What Bayelsa State gets from her oil is the little allocation from Abuja.
And that allocation does not reflect on the state. It ends inside of the sharing formula of rich and greedy Bayelsa State Politicians.

2. Underdeveloped
One would have thought that with the huge allocation (not under Buhari government oh) that once came to the state.
It would have been developed and brought up to standard or to modern tastes.
But that is another lie.
The state is backward in almost all regard. The capital is still covered in bushes.
Most areas are covered in muddy terrains. When the rain starts falling, that's when you would realize that the entire state lacks proper drainage.

3. Outside Investment
The money coming into the state are shares among the many corrupt politicians in the system.
They become extremely rich and even worse, they spend their loot not within the states.
It is no longer news to hear of a gigantic structure in Abuja or Lagos owned by a Bayelsan.
They steal the state dry and instead of spending it within her confines, they take it outside and empower another mans community.
While in Bayelsa State they build mediocre structures.
These politicians are the bane of Bayelsa State.

4. Corrupt Politicians
Bayelsa State is being ruled by exceptionally wicked politicians who care not for the state.
Not only are they bent on stealing the state dry but would stand against any development coming from the outside.
For instance, there are many federal contracts in the hands of Bayelsa State's politicians that they have refused to execute.
Even when it is for the good of the state and the people.
They take these federal contracts and then just sit on the funds.
Making sure one kobo does not get to the people.

5. Very Small
For most people Bayelsa State is a large developed state but please do not be deceived.
The state has remained small both in size and structural development.
Yenagoa which is the capital of Bayelsa State can be measured from its beginning "Mbiama" to it's ending "Famgbe" in one hour using a vehicle.
Its a small place, a place you can't compare to Warri, Port Harcourt or it's neighbouring States.

6. High Cost of Living
Things are wickedly exorbitant here. The normal price for a plate of Eba and Soup goes for 400 and I promise you, your hunger would be ni where near sated.
A tuber of yam goes for 1400 naira.
A whole water melon goes for 800 to 1000 Naira.
A self contain apartment goes for 150 thousand Naira.
I can just keep on counting but what is the use when it can be summed up in this words "LIFE IS HARD IN BAYELSA STATE"

7. Businesses
There are 3 kinds of Businesses in Bayelsa State. Namely:
* Hotels
* Super Markets
* Eateries (Pepperoni and co)
That's just it.
The thieving politicians busy themselves sleeping in hotels. Producing more young prostitutes.
But sadly these businesses are now closing up due to the drop in oil price and the subsequent reduced state allocation.

8 .Civil Servants
The majority of Bayelsans are civil servants. Which means 90 % of the people depend on government.
The number of business owners are in the 2% range.
Their business and trading force is just zero.

9. Farming
The people no longer farm. They buy everything from other States.
I remember the flood that came some years back and blocked the road to Ughelli.
That became the start of suffering in the state.
I discovered that..
* Garri
* Sachet Water
* Bread
* Eggs
And many farm products are brought in from Delta State. It was just annoying.

10. The Youths And Politics
The average Bayelsan Youth is more interested in politics than in anything else.
Of course they want to steal their share.
And with them being the leaders of tomorrow, I don't see anything changing any time soon.

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I have moved to my main site @ Bayelsa State