The Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has said that the present recruitment into the service of the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) is to bridge the gap in the short fall of teachers in public schools in the state.
The Commissioner made this known yesterday Friday 30th August, 2019 at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, venue for the screening of successful candidates for employment as teachers into the PPEB.
Chief Ukah said the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, is determined to ensure that the education sector of the state was brought to the level where students from the public schools in the state could compete favourably with their peers academically around the world.
The Commissioner said the recruitment exercise that eventually culminated in the appointment of one thousand teachers went through a transparent process devoid of lobbying and anyone who was employed got the job on merit as only the best candidates that emerged from the exercise were employed.
Chief Ukah admonished the newly recruited teachers to be diligent in their duties and to ensure that the knowledge they have in their various fields of study should be impacted rightly on the students they would be assigned to teach.
He said the ministry would organise training and induction programmes for the newly recruited teachers from the 16th of September, 2019 to the 21st of September, 2019 for them to know what is required of them as they come into the service of the state government.
The Commissioner also warned them against lobbying for places where they would be posted as their rules of engagement states that they are to be posted to teach in rural areas for a minimum period of 5 years before they can be posted again.
Those recruited are to teach English language, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Basic Technology and Physics.