DELTA State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah has warned the general public to disregard information circulating in WhatsApp groups that the ministry is recruiting teachers.
Ukah in a statement issued on Tuesday and made available to Newsden, stated that the purported story was designed to deceive members of the public.
The statement titled, “Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education Is Not Recruiting Teachers – Ukah”, reads, “The attention of the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has been drawn to a post on some WhatsApp groups that the ministry is recruiting teachers.
“A statement by the Commissioner in the ministry, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in Asaba today ((25/08/020) advised members of the public to disregard the post as it is the handiwork of scammers who are out to deceive and possibly defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is not recruiting teachers.
“If the ministry is to embark on a recruitment exercise, it will not be announced through WhatsApp message but through officially approved government mass media.
“The statement recalled that when the state government recruited 1,000 teachers last year, the recruitment announcement was not done via WhatsApp but through official publications in the media.”