The chairman, Delta State Post Primary Education Board, Mrs Christiana Etuluku and the three other members of the Board have undertaken a tour of the five zonal offices of the establishment across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The tour took the team to Asaba and Kwale in Delta north, Sapele and Ughelli in Delta central and Warri in Delta south, where it addressed officers on Salary Grade Levels 15 and above, including those in Principal and Vice Principal cadres.
Mrs Etuluku told the top management staff of schools that much was expected of them, especially with their wealth of experience in the teaching profession, stressing that they should go to classes to impart knowledge to their students and encourage the junior teachers to take their duties seriously.
She said there was no law exempting those on levels 15 and above from teaching, adding that with the shortage of teachers in the service they should bridge the gap by teaching their subject areas and related subjects.
The PPEB boss said the Board was determined to up the standard of education through improved quality of teachers and called on Principals and Vice Principal to see themselves as agents of change in the quest to reposition the teaching profession in Delta state.
Mrs Etuluku reminded them that building the future of their students in character and learning rested on their shoulders, lamenting that most parents had abandoned monitoring the educational advancement of their children and wards for the teachers, in preference to materialism.
She charged every teacher in the employ of the Board to strive for excellence, insisting that they must work hard to deserve their wages.