Delta to recruit more qualified teachers
Delta State Government is to engage more qualified teachers to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio and improve the standard of education.
The Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu, made this known yesterday while monitoring the aptitude test for 6,900 candidates, who applied for teaching jobs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aptitude test is being conducted through the Computer Based Test (CBT).
The commissioner monitored the exercise at the Delta State Library ICT Centre and Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku in Oshimili South and Aniocha South local governments.
She urged the applicants to put in their best.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Oghoro, described the use of CBT as an innovation geared towards sanitising the process of evaluation.
He said the use of CBT in aptitude test in the state began in 2019 with the recruitment conducted by the Ministry of Technical Education.
“The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is applying the scheme for the first time with the ongoing recruitment processes.
“Through the use of CBT the results of the performance of the applicants will be accessed instantly.
“The use of CBT is to evaluate the competencies of shortlisted applicants and 6,900 candidates were shortlisted,’’ she said.
NAN reports that in February, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa approved the recruitment of 1,500 teachers to shore up the academic staff strength for secondary schools.
He said the figure was to make up for the shortfall in the number of teachers in some public post-primary schools occasioned by retirements, deaths and a number of new schools established across the state.
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