The Oyo State Government, on Monday, started the oral interview exercise for 7,000 applicants who scored 50 percent and above in the Computer Based Test conducted by the Teaching Service Commission in the state.
The chairman of TESCOM in the state, Pastor Akinade Alamu, during an interview with journalists, said those who are successful would receive their appointment letters before the end of November.
Alamu said applicants would be employed based on merit and competence, stressing that the exercise started about seven months ago before the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state.
He said, “When we complete the exercise for those we are interviewing, they will resume work before the end of November.
“I am delighted with today’s exercise. We started about seven months ago when the governor gave the approval to recruit seven thousand teachers and about 3,000 non-teaching staff. People applied, uploaded their credentials and we conducted the test for 67,000 applicants.
“The results came out and 10 per cent of those people succeeded in scoring 50 per cent and above.
“Generally speaking, people are satisfied with what we have done so far and everything has been transparent since we started. There might be pressure here and there but we will never succumb. We know what the governor wants and that is what we are doing.”