Warri Schools suffer decline in teaching strength

*Non Itsekiris deployed to teach Itsekiri Language

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Warri Schools suffer decline in teaching strength

Public primary schools in Delta State, particularly those in Warri South, Warri South -West and Warri North Local Government Areas are suffering from acute decline in teaching and non-teaching staff, Fresh Angle International can report.                   

Investigations revealed that except for Warri North that recruitment of some teaching staff was allegedly done recently or said to be ongoing, the last time recruitment was done in Warri South Local Government was December 2006.               

Our findings further revealed that while the staff strength of primary schools in Warri South was put at 1,554 as at 2006 when the last employment of a little over 30 staff was done, impeccable sources hinted that as at May 2018,the number of teaching staff was about 850 as a result of retirements and deaths recorded between 2015 and 2018.                    

Fresh Angle International gathered that the implementation of N-Power programme which led to the deployment of some young graduates to the primary schools provided buffer, even as anxiety heightens that by the end of the year when the temporary employment of the N-Power staff will expire, the shortfall in the teaching staff will be further exposed.                  

The crisis situation is even more felt in the area of teaching of Itsekiri local language as teachers of other ethnic extraction are so far holding forth in the study of the language.                     

No less than 400 teaching staff are urgently needed to fill the vacuum left behind by the retired and dead teaching as well as non-teaching staff in Warri South Local Government, according to a very reliable source.

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Tonebsky Nesta
Tonebsky Nesta is the pen name for Metsese Anthony Ebule, Co-Publisher/Editor-In-Chief
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