Oyo Teachers’ Recruitment: 400 1st Class Graduates, 70,000 Others Jostle For 7,500 Vacancies
Over four hundred first class graduates are part of seventy thousand job seekers that applied for teaching appointment under Oyo State Post Primary Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM.
Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs Grace Oderinde who stated this in Ibadan at the commencement of the Computer Based Test, CBT, for the applicants said, there are seven thousand and five hundred vacancies.
Speaking with newsmen, Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Post Primary Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, Mrs Grace Oderinde assured applicants that the recruitment would be merit based.
Mrs Oderinde however hinted that the state would give special recognition to the applicants with first class certificate noting that Governor Seyi Makinde showed empathy on why such graduates should be roaming the streets.
The chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT in the state, Mr Samson Adedoyin who expressed satisfaction with the arrangement put in place for the test, admonished the prospective applicants to put in their best.
Mr Adedoyin explained that the NUT had pushed for the decentralization of the exercise but agreed with TESCOM based on logistics.
Some of the applicants in an interview with Radio Nigeria expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination.
The applicants also lauded government for zero payment for the whole recruitment exercise.
Radio Nigeria correspondent who monitored the exercise at the University of Ibadan, Distance Learning Centre, venue of the exercise reports that the exam was conducted in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.