The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that has restated his administration commitment to ensuring the provision of quality education in the state.
He said his administration had, in the past 46 months, given special attention to the improvement of education in Delta State, especially in the upgrade of infrastructure and retraining of teachers and instructors.
The governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, said his administration would not be distracted.
“It is important to restate that Delta State Government runs free education at both primary and secondary school levels in all public schools in the state and therefore any staff of government who engage in acts that undermines the good intentions of government can not be spared of appropriate sanctions.
“While we acknowledge that we are yet to fix all the schools, it is pertinent to state that the Okowa led administration since assumption of office has built and reconstructed over 4,000 classroom blocks and provided furniture, learning and instructional materials to public schools in the state with a view to making them conducive and competitive with the private schools,” the statement reads in part.
He said his administration had equally trained and retrained its teachers with a view to making them adapt to modern teaching techniques hence the establishment of an ultra modern Teachers Training Institute at Owa-Oyibu Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The governor added that in order to fill vacancies created by retirements in recent times, the state government had equally directed the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) to advertise for the recruitment of qualified teachers in critical areas such as the sciences.