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Oyo set to recruit 7,000 teachers, applicants to write CBT test next week

Oyo State government has concluded all arrangements to recruit 7,000 teachers as Teaching Service Commission (Oyo TESCOM) to conduct a computer-based test (CBT) for all candidates who applied for the job.

The CBT test is expected to begin from Tuesday 11th August 2020 and ends on Saturday.

The Chairman, Oyo TESCOM,  Akinade Alamu stated this on a radio programme in Ibadan on Thursday while answering questions pertaining to developments on the State’s teaching appointment.

Alamu had recently informed the general public that all applicants for the teaching appointment would have to upload their credentials to the State’s website to allow for equal participation and open process.

He said the examination would run through the week from 7am till 6pm except on Sunday, reiterating the fact that whoever that could not upload his or her credentials to TESCOM’s portal before Tuesday should not bother to write the test.

“The examination will be starting on Tuesday, 11th August 2020, and will run through the week till Saturday, they will be starting daily from 7 am till 6 pm and the results will be communicated to the applicants through the email they put in their registration and through SMS.

“No applicant’s complaints will be attended to at the CBT centers, if anybody has complaints, let them come to the TESCOM office, we wish them the best in the examination.”

Alamu hailed the State administration’s resolve to conduct a computer-based examination for all candidates applying for teaching appointments in the State, as according to him, the move has portrayed the government as being open in all its governance processes.

Reacting to the issue of private school owners demanding a quarter of school fees for periods students were at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic from their students, the TESCOM Chairman said the private schools ought to have consulted with parents and other stakeholders before deciding on such.

He asked the private school owners concerned to see the effects of COVID-19 as that which affected them and parents as well, urging them to desist from charging the students without appreciating the consequence of the current situation on the financial strength of the individual home.

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