Education

Computer Based Test will produce Competent Teachers, Agency says

Muyiwa Bamgbose, the Chief Strategic Officer of the Education Advancement Centre (EAC), a consulting firm in charge of the ongoing Teachers Computer Based Test being run in Oyo state has explained that the process is an effective way to determine competent hands for appointment.

In a meeting with officials of the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) group, he reassured them that there was no hidden agenda behind the CBT assessment, stressing that it was to ensure the selection of quality teachers.

Mr Bamgbose said that the test is geared towards choosing computer literate and technologically savvy teachers, adding that the exercise complied with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Reacting to this, the Oyo State TESCOM Chairman, Akinade Alamu said: “The issue of religion raised was due to misunderstanding of the whole concept. The MURIC members that agitated came to the centre; they saw everything and expressed satisfaction with the process’’.