The Delta State Ministry of Education with the authority of the state government has employed 513 teaching and non-teaching staff for the state technical colleges.
The employment was made known in a statement by the Commissioner for Technical Education, Shola Daibo on Tuesday in Asaba.
The commissioner said over 28,000 persons applied for both teaching and non-teaching positions, 8,000 were shortlisted for an interview, while 513 were eventually offered employment.
Speaking of the process of the appointment, she said, “The selection process was handled by consultants, and the process was based on merit.
“Before now, Technical Education was neglected in the state until Governor Okowa resuscitated the existing technical colleges and built more.
“If you go to the new technical colleges, you will see that they are great establishments, looking more like universities.”
Daibo encouraged the newly employed staff to carry out their duties diligently, advising them against absenteeism.
She added that the staff should do their best in educating the students as a way of giving back to society.
Daibo added that the ministry would train the teachers in partnership with the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.