The Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Professor Femi Akinwumi said that only 1,300 candidates were shortlisted to take part in a final recruitment interview out of more than 11,000 applicants who took the state’s public primary school teacher recruitment examination.
Recruitment will be done by filling existing teacher positions in public elementary schools to ensure that all schools in the state have qualified staff, Akinwumi said.
He added that most of the successful candidates will be placed in rural communities.
The SUBEB boss, according to a statement released from his office, said-
“Only applicants that scored 45 per cent and above in the qualifying examination were shortlisted.”
He, however, said special consideration would be given to people living with disabilities among the candidates. As well as candidates from communities with ‘hard-to-staff’ schools. Furthermore, the move would address the difficulty in providing staff for schools in difficult terrains and remote locations.
He said there was no room for compromise as –
“the examination was conducted according to global best practices to promote basic education and protect the future generations”.
cc: Punch Ng