The Oyo State government, on Monday, commenced the distribution of 5000 employment letters to the newly-recruited teachers under the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
The distribution started after a long period of scrutiny and verification to correct all errors that may have been noticed during and after conducting the oral and written test for the recruitment exercise.
The chairman of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Akinade Alamu, disclosed that about 4,400 letters out of the 5,000 appointment letters approved by the state’s government, has been distributed while the rest were withheld due errors on the part of the applicant.
He intimated that the errors include misspelt names as well as invalid emails among others while assuring successful candidates who are yet to receive their letters, that they will get it as soon as the errors are corrected.
Alamu further noted that the letters were sent to the centralised zones in the 33 local government areas of the state for collection, in other to avoid overcrowding and to abide by the Covid-19 protocols.
The Chairman implored the successful candidates to resume immediately citing that the 2020/2021 academic session has commenced.
“While congratulating the successful applicants, we want to appeal to those that are also successful but yet to get their letters to exercise patience.”
“We discovered that 600 among the letters have errors that need to be rectified, that is already being sorted and corrected as we speak and will be distributed as well,” Alamu said.
The Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs. Olabisi Oderinde also congratulated the selected candidates for their patience despite several breaks in the recruitment and appointment process due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She urged them to prepare to work diligently as this will bring the Governor’s passion for education to reality.
It will be recalled that on Thursday, Nov 5, 2020, the Oyo State Government released the list of the 5,000 successful candidates for the teaching positions in secondary schools in the state,