Oyo State Government will commence Computer Based Test (CBT) for those who applied for the teaching and non teaching jobs in the state.
Oyo State government has announced the readiness of the State’s Teaching Service Commission (Oyo TESCOM) to conduct computer-based test (CBT) for all candidates applying for teaching appointment, starting from Tuesday 11th August, 2020.
The Chairman, Oyo TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu stated this on a Fresh FM programme, anchored by popular presenter, Isaac Brown in Ibadan on Thursday, while answering questions pertaining to developments on the State’s teaching appointment.
Alamu had recently informed the general public that all applicants for the teaching appointment would have to upload their credentials to the State’s website to allow for equal participation and open process.
He said the examination would run through the week from 7am till 6pm except on Sunday, reiterating the fact that whoever that could not upload his or her credentials to TESCOM’s portal before Tuesday should not bother to write the test.
The examination will be starting on Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 and will run through the week till Saturday, they will be starting daily from 7am till 6pm and the results will be communicated to the applicants through the email they put in their registration and through SMS.
No applicant’s complaints will be attended to at the CBT centers, if anybody has complaints, let them come to the TESCOM office, we wish them the best in the examination.
Alamu hailed the State administration’s resolve to conduct computer-based examination for all candidates applying for teaching appointment in the State, as according to him, the move has portrayed the government as being open in all its governance processes.
Alamu also revealed that about 1000 non teaching staff in various schools across the state, that had acquired additional qualifications have been converted to teaching staff, after expressing their interest in conversion. He said the process has just been concluded.
The TESCOM boss further said the uploading of details of the 70,000 applicants for the teaching and non teaching jobs have been done, noting that qualified candidates would be contacted through their registered emails.
The PTA teachers will form part of the recruitment that we are going to undertake. You know, we did not know much about their background and their qualifications, so we will give them preference during this ongoing recruitment exercise.
He also said the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) teachers would be among those that will undergo CBT due to their lack of proper profiling and documentation with the government, adding that such candidates would be given preference.
We just concluded the conversion of non teaching staff. Those that are already staffed in all schools who have acquired additional qualifications and they intend to convert to teaching, we have just concluded their interviews and there are about one thousand of them.
For those who uploaded their credentials, we will get back to them through their email and give them the date of the examinations.
Reacting to the issue of private school owners demanding a quarter of school fees for periods students were at home due to Covid-19 pandemic from their students, the TESCOM Chairman said the private schools ought to have consulted with parents and other stakeholders before deciding on such.
He asked the private school owners concerned to see the effects of covid-19 as that which affected them and parents as well, urging them to desist from charging the students without appreciating the consequence of the current situation on the financial strength of individual home.
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