The chairman, Delta State Post Primary Education Board, Mrs Christiana Etaluku, has said it is an aberration for principals and other management staff to exempt themselves from teaching in their schools.

Mrs Etaluku, who recently led members and top management team of the Board on a tour of schools across the three senatorial districts of the state, observed that principals had chosen not to teach even their specialized subjects, describing the development as inimical to the advancement of education.

She noted that the situation was more worrisome against the background of the acute shortage of teachers in the state, stressing that no law exempted the top management staff of schools from teaching.

The PPEB chairman said principals and vice principals should, as a matter of obligation, bridge the gap in staffing of their schools by imparting knowledge to students in their subject areas and related subjects, as their wealth of experience could go a long way in improving the standard of education currently not at its best.

Mrs Etaluku further stated that the present day child was at the mercy of teachers because parents had little or no time to look into the school works of their children, suggesting that principals should take the lead and encourage the junior ones to put in their best to enable their students to finish strong.

She explained that the focus of the Board was to leave a legacy of diligence in the State Unified Teaching Service, insisting that everyone in the system must be involved to make it achievable.

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