Delta Abolishes Automatic Promotion Of Teachers




Delta State government has cancelled automatic promotion of teachers in the state unified teaching service.

The state governor Dr  Emmanuel Uduaghan who announced this during the First Sunday of the year Service at the Pasture of life Church in Asaba said the era of mass promotion of teachers in the State Teaching Service was over.

The governor said that henceforth all promotions would be based on job performance stressing that the idea was to encourage hard-work and development in the educational sector.He said that about 1400 teachers on salary grade level 16 do not teach because of their seniority grade level adding that this was not good enough.

“We do not like the situation because it is not just only unhealthy but counter-productive as it will not promote good academic performance by students,” he said.

Governor Uduaghan called on persons in positions of authority to strive to influence the society positively and excel in assigned duties so that they will be role models to others.

Speaking further, he said appropriate measures have been taken to address the flood challenge to check future occurrence in the state even as he explained that the strategies adopted will effectively prevent flooding.

The governor commended the Founder and Presiding Pastor of the Pasture of Life Christian Church, Reverend Jude Akhere and other church leaders for believing in the state government and for standing by him in all his governorship elections.

He recalled that Reverend Akhere mobilized other church leaders to pray for the success of his re-run elections and expressed gratitude for the support.

Governor Uduaghan pledged support for the expansion effort of the church adding that the road construction leading to the church earlier abandoned would be re-awarded to a more competent contractor.

In a brief response, the Pastor of the Pasture of Life Church, Rev. Akhere preached on the sermon “2013 year of influence”

He reminded Christians that they were uniquely created by God to influence the society positively and should increase their level of commitment in serving God this year.Rev. Akhere pledged support for the Uduaghan administration.




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