The Kwara State Government has revealed that Fifty First Class graduates of different discipline have been considered for teaching position in the State’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
This was made known at the stakeholders meeting held to assess the entire recruitment process for the vacant positions in the Teaching Service Commission(TESCOM) and the State Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB).
The Press Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Yakub Aliagan had also noted in a press statement issued Thursday evening that, Candidates should log on to their portals as from Tuesday to check their employment status.
The statement reads in part,
“Kwara State Government on Thursday exhaustively briefed stakeholders on the recruitment exercise for teaching jobs in the basic classes and senior secondary schools across the state amid commendations from teachers’ body, community leaders, and academics over the unprecedentedly transparent nature of the exercise.”
“Applicants meanwhile are to check their portals from Tuesday April 27 to know their status, with the successful ones printing their employment letters online ahead of full documentation with the State Universal SUBEB and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) headquarters.”
“At least 50 first class university graduates made the list of successful applicants for the TESCOM category, the government said.”
“Speaking at the stakeholders’ meeting in Ilorin, the state capital, SUBEB Chairman Prof Shehu Raheem Adaramaja said the exercise was merit-based and totally devoid of partisan sentiments as Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq had insisted that the process of recruiting teachers must prioritise only the right qualification and competence.”
“He said the recruitment team adhered to the criteria stated in the advertorial, ensured that the process was anchored on the needs assessment earlier conducted by the two agencies across the 16 local government areas, and accommodated the diversity of the state, including people living with disabilities.”
“The import of this presentation is for the stakeholders to know what went down throughout the exercise and what teaching slots will be going to what local government and for what reasons. We gave priority to applicants of Kwara origins but we also considered non-Kwarans with exceptional performances as well as people living with disabilities,” he added.
“This exercise was purely based on merit and, at the end of our selection process for SUBEB, we found out that there are 94 NCE distinctions, 989 credit, 64 upper credit, 1,502 merit and 12 lower credit among the successful applicants. We didn’t consider those with pass in NCE at all for SUBEB jobs.
“For TESCOM jobs, out of several applicants for the jobs, we got 50 first class graduates in different disciplines. Five applicants with distinctions (polytechnic graduates), 849 second class upper division, 23 upper credits (polytechnic), 987 second class lower division, and 21 lower credit (polytechnic). We also did not consider those with pass.”
Stakeholders, including the Nigeria Union of Teachers, took turns to commend the administration for etching its name in gold by ensuring that the process was transparent, strictly merit-based, and a clear departure from the past.