By Sharon Ivovi

Delta State Government has reiterated its commitment to continue to support any project and efforts that would enhance the efficient use of available resources for the maximum benefit of Deltans.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Primary Education, Hon. Chika Ossai, while declaring open a two day workshop for education secretaries, organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board in Asaba, the state capital.

Hon. Ossai, who described the theme of the workshop, “Act and Practice of System Integrity and Value Governance As Panacea for Curbing Corruption”, as apt and timely stated that the workshop was aimed at further developing the managerial skills of education secretaries and other top officers in the education value chain for improved service delivery.

“This workshop is apt as I personally believe that an improvement in the system integrity and value governance will have cascading effect for efficient use of human and material resources for the betterment of the educational sub-sector, of which we are all critical stakeholders,” Ossai said.

Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Sunny Ogwu, has described the the workshop as a reflection of the board’s commitment to continuously train and retrain its strategic personnel for optimal service delivery.

Hon. Ogwu, who said that the training was in tandem with the human capacity building agenda of the Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa Administration, noted that the one-day training was designed to sharpen the managerial skills of educational managers in the state with a view to promoting system integrity and value governance.

He added that it was expected that the long term effect of the training was to curb corruption and improve efficiency, just as the SUBEB boss charged participants to pay full attention to the various topics lined up for discourse.

Some of the topics lined up for discourse included “Corruption Types, Risks and Consequences”, “Integrity Imperative In Basic Education and Leadership and “The War Against Corruption In The Basic Education Sector”, among others.