By Kasarachi Azuka, Asaba
Only the best teachers have been recruited in the 1000 teachers exercise to teach in the sciences and English language, the commissioner for post primary education has said.
Delta State Government has defended the present recruitment exercise into the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), saying the exercise which culminated in the appointment of 1,000 teachers went through a transparent process devoid of lobbying.
Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah, who spoke in defence of the exercise, said that anyone who got the job was employed on merit as only the best candidates that emerged from the exercise were employed.
He added that the recruitment exercise was aimed at bridging the gap in the shortfall of teachers in public schools in the state.
Ukah spoke when he visited Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, venue for the screening of successful candidates for employment as teachers into the PPEB.
Ukah said the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, was 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.
He 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.
He 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 five years before they could 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.