Why Delta demoted primary school teachers, by Ogwu
According to the SUBEB boss who spoke in Asaba, the affected teachers earned their promotion without strict adherence to laid down rules and regulations regarding promotion of staff of the board.
He explained that illegal conversion also contributed to the demotion of the teachers, adding that those whose promotions and conversions were in line with the laid down procedure were not affected.
On the retirement of teachers, Ogwu noted that the exercise was a product of the screening exercise carried out by local councils in the state, and assured that the board was irrevocably committed towards sanitising the system in order to reposition primary education in the state, in line with the education policy thrust of the Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration.
It would be recalled that some primary school teachers in the state were demoted from Salary Grade Level 10 to Salary Grade Level 7, while others were demoted from other higher salary grade levels to different lower levels.