Education

Oyo State Commences Oral Interview for Prospective Teachers

The Oyo State Government has commenced the oral interview for about 7,000 applicants who scored 50 per cent and above in the Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted by the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).

Chairman of TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu who stated that employment will only be based on merit and competence said that successful candidates will receive employment letters before the end of November.

Pastor Alamu hinted that the state governor, Seyi Makinde had given approval for the recruitment of seven thousand teachers and about three thousand non-teaching staff before the COVID-19 outbreak.

The TESCOM boss further revealed that the CBT was conducted for 67,000 applicants and about 7,000 candidates who scored average and above will be interviewed, including the physically challenged.

He stated that teachers under the Parent Teachers Association (P.T.A) who applied and have been interviewed, will be taken into consideration based on their qualifications and competence.

Pastor Alamu noted that the interview exercise for the non-teaching applicants will commence immediately after the ongoing interview for teaching staff applicants. He also said that about 900 of the non-teaching staff, who have acquired additional qualifications and have applied to be converted to teaching staff, will be recruited along with the new teaching staff.

In their separate remarks, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration, Reverend Ogedengbe Idowu and the Oyo State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Adedoyin Samson admitted that the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise will ensure best hands are recruited into the teaching profession in the state.

Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary of TESCOM, Mrs Grace Olabisi Oderinde appreciated the governor’s contributions towards improving the education sector and urged people to expect the sincerity of purpose, merit, and objectivity in the recruitment exercise.