Cut Off For Any Of The Subject Cannot Be Below 30% – TESCOM Chairman
The chairman, Oyo state Post Secondary School Teaching Service Commission ( TESCOM ), Pastor Akin Alamu has said
the commission will not let the cut off for all the subjects be the same because the number of applicants per subject varies but the cut off mark for any of the subject will not be fixed below 30%.
Pastor Akin Alamu while on radio on Monday morning revealed that j10 percent of applicants who sat for the examination scored 50% and above.
He said, thou, the consultant they employed to conduct the examination recommended for the commission to pick 50% as passed mark but they discovered that, the number of applicants per subject varies, so need to set the passed marked according to subject field.
He said “We had 19 subjects on which we conducted this test. The highest scorer among the 65,000 people that wrote the test is 86%.
“We have to base this scoring on the general performance but the cut off recommended by the consultant is that we take 50%. But we have discovered that we cannot let the cut off for all the subjects be the same thing because the number of applicants per subject varies.
“Some are very high, some are very low. The number of vacancy are not the same and the performance are not the same. So we are not going to base the cutoff across board. 6,369 scored 50% and above. ”
Alamu added that the cut off for any of the subject cannot be below 30%.
He said the board will meet and look at the performance subject by subject.