The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, Patrick Ukah, has disclosed that the recruitment of one thousand teachers into the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) was to bridge the space in the number of teachers in public high schools in the state.
Ukah made this known in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Mr. Oghenero Orovwuje, on Friday in Asaba.
The Commissioner disclosed the development when he visited the venue for the screening of successful candidates for employment as teachers into the PPEB.
According to Ukah, the Executive Governor of ther state, Ifeanyi Okowa, was determined to ensure that the education sector in the state attained a level where students from public schools in Delta would compete favourably with their peers around the world.
The Commissioner described the recruitment process as transparent and devoid of lobbying, adding that anyone that was employed got the job on merit and also pointed out that only the best candidates that emerged from the exercise were employed.
He admonished the successful candidates to be diligent in their duties and bring the knowledge they had in their various fields of study to bear their performace and warned them against lobbying for posting as the rule of engagement stated that they would be posted to rural areas for a minimum of five years before their next posting.
The newly employed teachers are expected to teach English Language, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Basic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Basic Technology and Physics.