Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta, has promised to address the state’s shortage of primary and secondary school teachers.
Mr Omo-Agege, also the deputy senate president, said this at the party’s ward-to-ward campaign visit to Iyara, Oviri Olomu and Kiagbodo in Ughelli South and Burutu council areas.
“My administration will urgently tackle the shortfall in the number of primary and secondary school teachers in the state if elected as governor. I will also address the students/teachers ratio by way of ensuring that the people of Delta get qualitative education through the engagement of qualified teachers,” he said.
The legislator said he was aware of the shortfalls in teachers, particularly in the coastal communities.
Addressing a crowd, Mr Omo-Agege said President Muhammadu Buhari had approved a N40 billion oil and gas industrial park in Delta to be sited at the boundary communities of Eku and Abraka in Ethiope East LGAs.
“A few days ago, I was discussing with a prominent leader in Ijawland who is like a father to me. He told me about primary and secondary schools in Burutu where the total teachers’ strength is about 16 over 700 students,” said Mr Omo-Agege. “But do not worry, the good news is coming. When I emerge as the governor of Delta, we are going to address the student-teacher ratio imbalance in our primary and secondary schools.”
The gubernatorial flag bearer said he could only become the governor with the support of the people and urged them to vote massively for APC candidates in the 2023 general election.
“I made certain promises at that time, you voted for me, and I went to the Senate. In 2019, I came back to you again to ask for further support to send me back to the Senate,” he stated.