The Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, has revealed the number of candidate that field in for the ongoing teacher’s recruitment exercise in the state.
According to the commissioner, only 11,068 out of the 27,000 candidates that applied and sat for the teaching job test made the cut-off points.
Egbemode revealed that candidates whose name appeared on the qualifying list will proceed to the stage of proficiency interview and micro-teaching in areas of specialisation at a date that will be made known to the general public soon.
No fewer than 13 persons with special needs were also included. Naija News understands that the commissioner disclosed this after the week’s State’s Executive Council Meeting.
The statement reads in part: “Contrary to the faulty statistics that had been in circulation on the social media, the government has released the official result of the qualifying examination for teachers.
“A total of 5,216 candidates made the cut-off mark for post-basic schools, being 40% and above, while a total of 5,852 candidates made the cut-off mark for primary schools, being 35%.
“This brings the total qualified candidates to 11,068 after the first round of the recruitment exercise.
“Those who qualified after this round will proceed to the stage of proficiency interview and micro-teaching in areas of specialisation at a date that will be communicated soon.
“The government has shown generosity and understanding with its benchmark, but will not fail to uphold professionalism and merit in the recruitment process.
“Candidates who make the shortlist after the CBT screening are advised to upscale their preparation for subsequent rounds of interviews and give a good account of themselves to make the merit list.
“The teaching profession is a very crucial one that has a strong implication for the future of society. Teachers are very important in building a society and securing the future of a nation,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the result for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2020 (second series).
In a statement on Monday, the Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, also announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates three months behind schedule, Naija News reports.