By Magnus Emuji
The Chairman of the Delta State Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), Chief Mrs. Christiana Etaluku has admonished prospective principals in public schools, especially senior vice principals to contribute meaningfully to the education system in the state by building prosperous future for the children in their various schools .
Chief (Mrs.) Etaluku gave the advice while addressing over 300 vice principals who were due for promotion in 2017, 2018 and in January 2019 that were jostling to head 477 public secondary schools in the state shortly before their written and oral interview held at the Post Primary Education Board, Asaba.
The PPEB Chairman, who recalled that the exercise was in tandem with the board’s rebranding process and strategy which according to her was yielding positive results, urged them to upgrade the schools that they would be eventually deployed to better than the way they met them .
Chief (Mrs.) Etaluku, however, warned them not to lobby to be made principal or being posted to a bigger school, adding that their selection would be based on their competence and ability to provide effective and efficient service delivery.
She enjoined them to strive towards improving the enrollment figures in their schools, explaining that those that could not be accommodated would be given the opportunity to head a school as a principal whenever there were vancancies.
Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Post Primary Education Board, Mr. Augustine Chukwuma said that the need to conduct the interview was based on the fact that some principals had retired and some others would retire very soon .
Mr. Augustine Chukwuma, who harped on the need for efficiency in productivity among school principals, told the vice principals to ensure that they lived endearing legacies in the education sector for the overall benefits of the state.
He said that the board would continue to ensure transparency and accountability in all its activities especially promotion and transfer of teachers in the state, adding that principals should redouble their commitments to drive the education sector to enviable height.