The Osun state government has announced that it engaged services of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) to conduct the has announced that it engaged the services of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) to conduct the recruitment exercise for teachers into its service to ensure transparency.
It also revealed that recruitment processes would be based entirely on merit recruitment as no one would be accorded special preference.
In a statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Oladoyin Olayinka Folorunro, he called on members of the public to disregard the rumor that a section of the residents would be favoured in the recruitment exercise.
The Commissioner assured prospective candidates that the recruitment exercise which will commence soon will be handled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and rigorous interviews will be conducted afterward by competent panels to get the best teachers for public schools in the state.
“I want to assure prospective candidates who have obtained the recruitment forms to disregard the rumor going around that the recruitment will be done in a way to favour Oyes Cadets who are serving or have served in the past.
“It is still an exercise that will be done based on merit; nobody is planning to do it in a way that will help only Oyes Cadets to get the appointments. They too will partake in the exam which will be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, nobody can influence anything.
“We can never afford to make the same mistakes of the past, we want the best of the best as teachers to teach our children, how can we now think of such move as being peddled around. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola will never agree to that. “I want to assure all prospective candidates that the recruitment exercise will be conducted soon, we are only being hampered by this second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are preparing and watching the trend, as soon as it abates the recruitment process will commence”, he said
Recall that in March 2020, the Osun State Government announced the immediate recruitment of teachers into Public Basic and Post-Basic Schools in the State, prompting the State’s Ministry of Education to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates.