Speaking in his office, with
regards to the screening exercise, the Supervisory Councilor for Education in
the Local Government Area, Hon. Emmanuel Isioma Aghede, said that the exercise,
which was conducted in accordance with the directive from the Delta State
Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, is to, amongst other things, help rid
all the Local Government Councils in Delta State, of ghost workers in the
ministry?s work force. ?The screening exercise, which was conducted by the
state Government, in conjunction with the Local Government Councils in Delta is
to fish out ghost workers, and to discover those who, in one way or the other,
have been working as teachers without the necessary and original certificates.
It is not, in any way, meant to witch-hunt anybody. Considering the huge amount
of money being spent monthly to pay teachers salaries, the government has
decided to carry out the exercise in order to be properly informed about the
happenings with the primary school educational system in the state,? he said.
Hon. Aghede who stated that
about 924 primary school teachers from the 51 primary schools in Ika South,
will be duly screened, also enjoined the teachers to be co-operative throughout
the exercise as officers from Asaba will work with them towards a successful
A similar exercise was also
carried out successful in Ika North East Local Government Area the previous
week, by the same body, and it is expected to take place in all the Local
Government Areas within the state.