About six years after the Oyo State government last recruited secondary schools teachers, the Governor of Oyo State Engineer Seyi Makinde has given a directive to the teaching service commission (TESCOM) to recruit 7,000 teachers; 2,000 non-teaching staff and 1,600 night guards.
Pastor Akinade Alamu the chairman of TESCOM Confirmed the development during a press conference on Tuesay, also affirmed that Governor Seyi Makinde equally directed that applicants should be given the forms free of charge.
The chief press secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr.Taiwo Adisa, quoted the TESCOM boss as saying that the application form would be in circulation for two weeks after which the applicants will write an aptitude test.
Alamu informed that applicants would only need to present their local government identification before they could get a form, hinting, however, that this was not by any means discriminatory or shutting the door against applicants who are not indigenes of Oyo State.
He said: “We received approval from His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde, to recruit 7,000 teachers, 2,000 non-teaching staff and 1,600 night guards for all the schools in Oyo State and, immediately, we started the exercise. And we have gone to the press to place the advertisement.“When the governor became aware that we were to collect N1,000 from each applicant, he gave a directive that the forms should be given freely to all
Applicants in the state. And, in his usual compassionate attitude, he said he would not want people coming from Saki, Kisi, Ogbomoso, Oyo and other distant areas to come down and pay 1,000 to the bank, wait for confirmation from the Accountant-General, before they finally come to obtain the form from us.“He said he would not want people to undergo these rigours and that the forms should be given to all applicants free of charge. So, we have started that this