The Government of Ekiti State has employed 500 successful candidates following the recruitment process to fill vacant teaching positions in public secondary schools in the state.
Mr Mike Omolayo, Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, revealed the employment letters of the successful candidates were ready for collection by the candidates.
Omolayo made this known on Sunday in a public service announcement signed on his behalf by the Chief Information Officer, Adejoke Ajayi.
It read, “Following the recent release of the lists of successful candidates recruited into the teaching service by the Ekiti State TESCOM, successful candidates who have completed their documentation processes are hereby directed to collect their letters of appointment at TESCOM, Ado Ekiti, on Monday, September 11, 2023, by 10am.”
The new teachers are expected to resume on September 18 when the new academic session begins in the state, Ajayi stated.
Following approval by Governor Biodun Oyebanji for the appointment of 500 teachers into public secondary schools in the state, about 12,000 job seekers, including physically challenged persons, applied for the jobs and underwent qualifying examinations while successful ones proceeded to two other stages of oral interview and micro-teaching.
The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools Chairman in Ekiti State, Sola Adigun, while reacting to the employment, said, “The employment is a welcome development. But like Oliver Twist, we will still want more. As a labor leader and representative of ASUSS, we have been at the vanguard of the call for recruitment of more workers across the board and particularly teaching, so, we are happy about it.”
Adigun hinged the call for more recruitment on the fact that secondary school teachers were retiring every year, thus leaving behind many vacancies.