Out of over 11,000 applicants who took the recruitment examination for teachers in public primary schools in Ekiti State, 1,300 candidates have been shortlisted to proceed to the final phase of the employment process.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi disclosed this in Ado Ekiti during the interview/documentation process for successful candidates, said only applicants that scored 45% and above in the qualifying examination were shortlisted.
Emphasizing the aim to address current teacher vacancies in public primary schools, Prof Akinwumi affirmed that the recruitment process would adhere strictly to global best practices without compromise.
Prof. Akinwumi mentioned that candidates with disabilities and those from communities with hard-to-staff schools would receive special consideration. This approach aims to address the challenges of staffing schools in difficult terrains and remote locations.
According to him, a bulk of the successful candidates in the ongoing exercise would be posted to rural communities to ensure the provision of qualified personnel in all schools across the state.
Expressing gratitude to Governor Biodun Oyebanji for endorsing the Board’s proposal for the recruitment of qualified personnel in the Basic Education sector, Prof. Akinwumi assured that the recruitment process would be conducted with fairness and justice.
Prof. Akinwumi also solicited the continued support of the people on the recruitment exercise, urging those that were not invited to the interview not to be discouraged as the exercise would be a continuous process.
“The present administration in the State understands the plight of the unemployed graduates and will continue to do everything within its powers to reduce the number of people in the labour market”, he assured.