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Delta State May Soon Be Short Of Teachers

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No fewer than 152 secondary school teachers are set to retire from the Delta State Unified Teaching Service this month, Chairman, Post Primary Education Board, Patrick Akporuno has said.

To mitigate the manpower loss, Akporuno said the PPEB has mandated principals and vice-principals in public secondary schools to teach a specific number of periods weekly.

His words, “For the avoidance of doubt, vice principals are to teach nine periods per week, while principals are to teach six periods per week”.

Akporuno said the number of period’s school heads teach may be increased because of the number of people exiting.

Akporuno said the affected teachers would be exiting service upon their attainment of 60 years of age.

According to him, the 152 teachers were among the more than 2000 teachers that were employed in 1983, adding that the remaining teachers in the 1983 recruitment batch would all retire from service in September 2018.

He disclosed that 66 non- teaching staff of the board would also be retiring  between January and March 2018,upon their attainment of 60 years of age.

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