NO.DTS 0201: SCREENING FOR FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME HOLDS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
NO.DTS 0202: AIRFORCE MILITARY SCHOOL COMMENCES SALES OF SCRATCH CARD FOR COMMON ENTRANCE
NO.DTS 0203: EBIE PLEDGES IMPROVED TEACHING, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
NO.DTS 0204: MOTORISTS, COMMUTERS COMMEND TRANSPORT MINISTRY FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL, DECONGESTING
NO.DTS 0205: UDUAGHAN TASKS NURTW MEMBERS ON HARMONIOUS WORKING RELATIONSHIP
NO.DTS 0206: COMMISSIONER URGES YOUTHS TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT, IMPROVE ON REPUTATION
NO.DTS 0207: AGENCY TRAINS OFFICERS TO COMBAT LASSA FEVER
NO.DTS 0208: AKPOBIRE TO COLLABORATE WITH SEEFOR TO REPOSITION VOCATIONAL CENTRES
EDITOR: CHURCHILL OYOWE
NO.DTS 0201: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
SCREENING FOR FEDERAL TEACHERS SCHEME HOLDS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
The Screening Test for the shortlisted candidates of Delta State Origin for the Federal Teachers Scheme has been scheduled to hold on Saturday, 24th February 2018.
A statement signed by the Delta State Director of Information, Mr. Paul Osahor, said the test will be opened only for shortlisted candidates by the Delta State Universal Basic Education Board who have been duly notified through text messages.
The statement further indicated that candidates are expected to sit for three papers, namely Mathematics, English Language and General paper and the screening test would begin at 10 am each day at Uzoigwe Primary School, Asaba for candidates in Delta North; Oharisi Primary School, Ughelli, for candidates in Delta Central, and Nana Primary School, Warri for candidates in Delta South.
According to the statement, candidates are required to come to the designated test centers with HB Pencils, Erasers and Sharpeners and that candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall with handsets and calculators as anyone found using during the test will be disqualified.
NO.DTS 0202: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
AIRFORCE MILITARY SCHOOL COMMENCES SALES OF SCRATCH CARD FOR COMMON ENTRANCE
The Nigerian Air Force Military School has begun its sales of scratch cards for common entrance and past question papers booklet for the 2018/2019 academic section.
A statement endorsed by the Delta State Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor, said prospective candidates could purchase the scratch cards and past question paper booklets at the rate of N1,500 only and N500 respectively from the Directorate of Political and Security Services, Governors Office (Old SSG Office) beside Agofure Motors, Ibusa Road, Asaba.
The statement requested interested candidates to use the information on the scratch card to complete the application online.
NO.DTS 0203: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
EBIE PLEDGES IMPROVED TEACHING, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, said his Ministry is poised to continue to improve teaching and learning environment in public schools in Delta State.
Mr. Ebie made this known during the commissioning of the newly constructed block of four classrooms and toilets with the construction of water borehole and supply of 200 pupils furniture and 20 teachers furniture at Nduku Primary School, Ogbole-Ogume, in Ndokwa West Local Government Area.
Mr. Ebie, said that the administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa through the SMART Agenda policy of the State Government was determined to improve the facilities in the public schools in Delta State to make them functional in academics and moral values.
He further reiterated the State Governments commitment to building a lasting legacy in the education sector, saying the administration had put in place massive renovation and construction of schools across the three senatorial districts of the state.
He urged the staff and host communities of the benefiting projects to protect the facilities saying they cost the state government so much to put in place.
The Member representing Ndokwa West in the State House of Assembly, Hon Azuka Azaka and the Hon Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr Ernest Ogwezzy commended the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for approving the various construction/renovation works in the various public schools in the area.
They solicited the support of the people in voting for Senator Okowa in the 2019 Governorship Elections, explaining that it would enable the governor to continue the good works he had started.
Mr Ebie alongside the Member representing Ndokwa West in the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Azuka Azaka and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Ernest Ogwezzy had earlier commissioned a Block of 3 classrooms with toilets at Abbi Girls Comprehensive Secondary School, Block of 3 classrooms at Amoji Primary School, Amoji and a Block of 6 classrooms at Emu Primary School, Emu-Unu.
NO.DTS 0204: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
MOTORISTS, COMMUTERS COMMEND TRANSPORT MINISTRY FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL, DECONGESTING
The Delta State Ministry of Transport has been commended by Motorists and other road users for effective control and decongestion of traffic around the Effurun Roundabout due to the on-going construction work under the Flyover.
The on-going construction activities led to the closure of one lane thereby causing the mandatory use of a lane, which had brought Motorists and other road users some harrowing experiences, until the deployment of the Vehicle Inspection Officers and DESTMA from the Ministry of Transport.
In a chat with some Motorists, they commended The Commissioner for Transport Mr. Vincent Uduaghan for deploying his personnel to address and effectively control traffic at the construction area.
Mr. Odion John a taxi-cab operator remarked If not for the VIOs and DESTMA officers the situation would have been worse.
In the same vein a commuter, Mrs. Jane Igumbor, stated Before now we spend endless hours that could be used effectively in other areas, as nobody is patient enough to wait for one another to pass the only available lane.”
The Director of Vehicle Inspection, Engr Oyakemeagbegha Ezonebi, in an interview, said, The Commissioner for Transport Mr. Vincent Uduaghan has given the directive that the VIO personnel would be on standby as long as the construction activities last, to ameliorate the pains of Motorists and other road users.
Engr Ezonebi appealed to motorists to always obey traffic instructions and be patient with his officers.
In a similar situation the Director-General, DESTMA, Mr. Stephen Dieseruvwe and the Zonal Head of Operation Mr. Malachy Moye led officers of DESTMA to clear the Midwifery Market junction along Okpanam Road as directed by the Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, over the incessant blocking of the road in the evenings by traders.
NO.DTS 0205: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
UDUAGHAN TASKS NURTW MEMBERS ON HARMONIOUS WORKING RELATIONSHIP
The Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan has called on the State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to maintain the existing cordial relationship between them and other transportation service providers in the State.
Mr. Uduaghan made the call in a meeting he called to address issues of business interference between the NURTW, Ibuzor Junction branch and the consultant handling the Delta State inter-city bus services also around the Ibuzor Junction axis, in his office.
The Commissioner stated that after x-raying all the issues of business interference from both parties, there was the need for all operators to see themselves as brothers and partners in progress and to forge a formidable common front in their business dealings.
He discouraged any physical confrontation as well as condemning the alleged wanton destruction of Government vehicles under any guise.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Edwin Abraka, appealed for proper co-existence in the area where they ply their business operations.
One Comrade Eddy who represented the State chairman of NURTW Comrade Ifeanyi Obi and Mr. Peter Onyebuchi who equally stood in for the management of the Intra-City bus service agreed to forge a better working blueprint and promised to unfold same to the Commissioner at a later date.
NO.DTS 0206: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
COMMISSIONER URGES YOUTHS TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT, IMPROVE ON REPUTATION
Youths in the State have been urged to see themselves as security team to protect and secure their immediate environment.
The State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Oghenekaro Ilolo gave the charge today when the Isoko National Youth Assembly paid a courtesy call on him in his office in Asaba.
Mr. Ilolo who described the Isoko youth body as authentic said that the meeting was not an accident saying they were recognized as responsible and having good intention towards the development of the State.
While calling on the body to collaborate with the Government, Mr. Ilolo stressed that their new approach to growth had proven that they were enlightened and exposed to the needs of their people and the State in general.
The Commissioner added that, although youths and the government might sometimes not agree but the use of knowledge in driving their activities on point with balanced wisdom laced with modern trend technology followed by dialogue would achieve result affirming that youths had vital role to play in the development of the State.
He commended them for their effort and conduct during the last election reiterating that their interest in Isoko youth affairs had created an enabling environment and a platform to interact with the State Government saying that subsequent meetings would be encouraged and conducted across the State.
The Youth Commissioner urged them to use the opportunity of their leadership to correct the negative impression about youth and do more to restore the past glory of the Isoko nation.
He advised them to communicate government about their genuine cases through the right channel and assuring that the Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa led administration was operating an open door policy.
The President of Isoko National Youth Assembly, Comrade Umuakpo Ovie, called for regular engagement with government and oil companies and warned against encouraging sit tight leadership by the elders in Isoko land.
NO.DTS 0207: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
AGENCY TRAINS OFFICERS TO COMBAT LASSA FEVER
The Delta State Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA) has concluded training for Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) and Health Educators as a proactive measure to curb further spread of the Lassa fever virus following the deaths of three persons and seven confirmed cases in the state.
Addressing participants at the training, the Chairman of the Agency, Dr Isioma Okobah, said that the training became necessary to build the diseases surveillance and health educators capacity in handling and tracking the virus.
Dr. Okobah emphasized that the officers were the eyes of the Agency at the grassroots, enjoining them to adopt the door to door mobilization in sensitization and creating awareness on preventive and precautionary measures on the disease.
On his part, the Executive Director of the Agency, Dr. Jude Winful Orieke, charged the participants to redouble their efforts mostly inaccurate and prompt reportage of suspected cases of Lassa fever, adding that immediate report of the virus would help prevent fatality and curb the spread.
The State Epidemiologist, Dr Ejiro Ogheneaga, while delivering a lecture, titled Overview on Lassa Fever” said that the eradication of the virus depended on the participants, hinting that about 80% of people infected with Lassa fever never develop symptoms due to their immunity level adding that early treatment with Ribavirin, an anti-retroviral drug, could cure infected persons.
The State Health Educator, Mrs. Ijeoma Popo, advised the participants to leverage on the period of the measles campaign to advocate personal hygiene.
NO.DTS 0208: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
AKPOBIRE TO COLLABORATE WITH SEEFOR TO REPOSITION VOCATIONAL CENTRES
The Executive Secretary, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board, Comrade Michael Akpobire, has reiterated the determination of the board in collaboration with the Delta SEEFOR Project towards ensuring that the technical colleges and vocational centers in the state are repositioned for effective service delivery.
Comrade Akpobire, who stated this in Sapele during the opening ceremony of the Installation of electrical equipment/air-conditioning at the Sapele Vocational Centre and Training Workshop organized for technical teachers and instructors, thanked the SEEFOR project of World Bank and European Union intervention for the funding support to all the state-owned technical and vocational institutions.
The Executive Secretary, however, lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his administrations renewed vigor geared towards giving the institutions a face-lift and enjoined the participants at the workshop to take the training seriously.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, represented by the Chief Inspector of Education in Sapele Local Government Area, Omokaili Augustina Eseoghene, said that the capacity of the teachers was being built so as to effectively use the equipment to train the students.
He stressed that the training would make the participants become master craft technicians and commended the Delta SEEFOR Project led by its Project Coordinator, Mr. Benson Ojoko for the giant strides recorded so far.
In a goodwill message, the Project Coordinator of the SEEFOR Project, Mr. Benson Ojoko, who was represented by the Communication Officer, Mr. Emuji Magnus, said that the Project was aimed at producing future entrepreneurs that would add more value for the sustenance of the state economy beyond oil in nearest future.
Mr. Ojoko highlighted three areas where SEEFOR was supporting the technical colleges and vocational centers to include the improvement of the learning environment /procurement of equipment, capacity building, and presentation of starter packs to students.
He used the occasion to appreciate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for providing an enabling environment for SEEFOR Project to thrive in the state.