COVID-19: Delta cancels transfer of 4,500 school teachers

The recent transfer of over 4,500 secondary school teachers across Delta State by the Post-Primary Education Board (PPEB) has been cancelled.

The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah announced the cancellation of the transfer in a statement in Asaba at the weekend.

According to him, with the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections across the country, which has already affected the adjusted academic calendar, transferring teachers at this time will lead to further loss of academic hours as the affected teachers will need time to adjust and settle down in their new schools.

He, therefore, directed the PPEB to cancel the posting immediately and called on the affected teachers to remain in their duty posts as students return back to school for second term academic activities on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Ukah assured that the state government is working round the clock to put necessary measures in place to curtail the spread of the disease in the state, especially among pupils, students and teachers.

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