- The Oyo state government has employed about 5,000 teachers
- Pastor Akinade Alamu, the chairman of the state TESCOM, said the teachers have started receiving their appointment letters
- Alamu noted that 600 letters were withheld due to some errors in their applications
The newly-recruited teachers under the Oyo state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) on Monday, February 1, started receiving their employment letters.
Vanguard reports that this was done after a long period of scrutiny and verification to correct all errors that might have been noticed during and after the conduct of examination and oral test for the exercise.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of the state TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu, said the government approved 5,000 appointment letters for distribution, adding that 4,400 letters have been released.
He said the remaining letters were withheld due to certain errors on the part of the applicants.
Alamu hinted that the errors included misspelt names as well as invalid emails among others, assuring that the letters would be collected immediately after correction of errors by the applicants.
The TESCOM boss mentioned that the letters were sent to the centralized zones in the 33 local government areas for collection in other to avoid overcrowding and to stick to the COVID-19 protocols.
He, therefore, implored the chosen candidates to resume immediately considering that the academic session has commenced.
The permanent secretary, TESCOM, Olabisi Oderinde, congratulated the selected candidates for their patience despite several breaks in the process of the appointment due to COVID-19.
She urged them to prepare to work diligently, adding that this would bring the governor’s passion for education to reality.
The zonal heads also commended the present administration for regular positive responses on education policies in the state and promised their unwavering support towards education development in the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely two weeks after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the president of the United States of America, the US embassy and consulate in Nigeria announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed.
It was reported that the public affairs section of the US Mission Nigeria made the announcement on its website.
The embassy said the applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1.