Oyo State Govt. Opens Job Portal For 7,500 Secondary School Teachers, 3,000 Non-Teaching Staff


The Oyo State Government has approved the recruitment of 7,500 teachers, and 3,000 non-teaching staff into the state teaching service, as part of its efforts to improve the post-primary education sector.


The Chairman, Oyo State Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Pastor Akinade Alamu made this known on Friday in Ibadan.


Recall that in 2021, the Oyo State Government through TESCOM employed about 5,000 teachers in the State.


Pastor Alamu said the recruitment exercise then, was applauded by stakeholders in Oyo State, including the World Bank Global Partnership on Education; and that the present administration would continue to prioritise education, and job opportunities for the public.


The TESCOM Chairman said interested candidates with the requisite credentials can apply through the link https://tescom.jobportal.oyostate.gov.ng/ for about two weeks.


He advised applicants to ensure they have a National Identification Number, functioning email; phone numbers among other requirements.


Pastor Alamu also confirmed that the recruitment of new teachers will be based on merit to raise the standard of education, advising all qualified candidates, including physically challenged, to jump on the offer.


According to him, merit-based employment is key to qualitative education, hence the need to adhere strictly to the stated guidelines on the portal.


He warned applicants from applying simultaneously for both categories, saying that each applicant is entitled to either teaching or non-teaching category.


The TESCOM Chairman said steps for the employment exercise include, online application, CBT examination, and Oral interview.


Pastor Alamu applauded Governor Seyi Makinde, for approving mass recruitment exercise in Oyo State.


“Oyo State Government’s huge investment in the education sector is yielding positive results as our students are doing well on all fronts. Therefore, the government is set to recruit more teachers, in addition to those on ground”, he said.


The Chairman said the recruitment exercise is being supervised by an inter-ministerial committee, that would ensure a seamless exercise.


He stressed that the exercise is free of charge, assuring the public of another transparent and credible, as mandated by the World Bank Global Partnership on Education (GPE).


Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mr. Haroon Lawal said the recruitment is aimed at fortifying the teaching and non-teaching sector of the State’s secondary education.


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