September 13, 2013

Delta govt moves to merge schools

By Festus Ahon

UGHELLI — DELTA State Government is set to embark on the merger of public primary schools operating in the same premises.

Chairman, State Universal Primary Education Board, SUPEB, Mrs Pat Ejeteh, at a meeting of the board and stakeholders in Delta Central senatorial district at Government College, Ughelli, said the move was to pave way for better administration of the schools.

“There will be no more schools I, II and III, if the schools are on the same compound and there will be no more multiple headmasters,” she said, explaining that the selection of headmaster would be based solely on seniority.

She added that the second and third most senior headmasters would now serve as Assistant Headmaster (Administration) and Assistant Headmaster (Academics).

She said: “We want better administration and that is why we also gave assignment to the other headmasters.”

She stated that a Cluster School Teachers Training programme would soon be organised for teachers, adding “it is going to last for 13 weeks and it is going to be on weekends.”

She said that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, in addition to making sure that teachers were better taken care of, has embarked on massive renovation and furnishing of schools in the state.