Mimiko Orders Recruitment of 2,000 Teachers in Ondo
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Ondo State Government has directed the immediate recruitment of 2,000 teachers into its teaching service.
Briefing newsmen on the development on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, said the Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has directed the state's Teaching Service Commission to begin the recruitment exercise in earnest.
The exercise, according to the commissioner, was part of government's efforts to create more jobs and improve the standard of education in the state.
Giving details of the exercise, he said 1, 300 university graduates with teaching education qualification would be employed.
He added that 200 National Certificate of Education (NCE) graduates holders and 500 non-teaching staff would also benefit from the exercise.
The Commissioner said applications forms are to be obtained online by applicants for free, vide TESCOM website, (www.ondotescom.org).
Stressing that applicant must be of Ondo state origin, Akinmade mentioned further that quality control system would be adopted in the employment process.
This, he said, would include computer based test (CBT), with General Paper, Core subjects and use of English as parameters, adding that qualified candidates would be interviewed by TESCOM.
which has also been saddled with the responsibility of final selection to be followed by one week induction course by successful candidates.
The government said the recruitment drive was to strengthen the educational sector at the secondary school level as it moves ahead to create a world class standard.
Besides, the measure would provide jobs for the burgeoning population of unemployed youths in the state.
Though the state government had since 2009 carried out teaching employment on the basis of consequential vacancies, it however said it embarked on the massive recruitment to mop up youths from the unemployment market.
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