Ekiti SUBEB shortlists 1,300 candidates to teach in rural primary school
The Chairman, Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof. Femi Akinwumi, has said 1,300 candidates out of over 11,000 applicants who sat for the recruitment examination for teachers in public primary schools in the state have been shortlisted to participate the final interview.
Akinwumi, in a statement on Wednesday, added that the recruitment was to fill existing vacancies for teachers in the public primary schools,.
He explained that most of the successful candidates would be posted to rural communities to ensure the provision of qualified personnel in all schools across the state.
The statement quoted the SUBEB bossas saying, “Only applicants that scored 45 per cent and above in the qualifying examination were shortlisted.”
“However, special consideration would be given to people living with disabilities among the candidates, as well as candidates from communities with ‘hard-to-staff’ schools. This move would address the difficulty in providing staff for schools in difficult terrains and remote locations.”
He said there was no room for compromise as “the examination was conducted according to global best practices to promote basic education and protect the future generations.”