Oyo Govt Opens Recruitment Portal for 7,500 Secondary School Teachers

June 28, 2024

The Oyo State Government has opened job portal For 7,500 secondary school teachers and 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 adding 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 could apply through the link tescom.jobportal.oyostate.gov.ng for about two weeks.

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

Pastor Alamu also confirmed that the recruitment of new teachers would 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 was 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 was entitled to either teaching or non-teaching category.

The TESCOM chairman said steps for the employment exercise included online application, CBT examination, and oral interview.

Pastor Alamu applauded Governor Seyi Makinde, for approving mass recruitment exercise in the 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 was being supervised by an inter-ministerial committee that would ensure a seamless exercise.

He stressed that the exercise was 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, Haroon Lawal, said the recruitment was aimed at fortifying the teaching and non-teaching sector of the state’s secondary education.

Prince Dotun Oyelade,
Commissioner for Information
June 28, 2024.