Barring any last minute changes, Oyo State Government will commence Computer Based Test (CBT) for those who applied for the teaching and non teaching jobs in the state.
The Chairman, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Pastor Akinade Alamu disclosed this on Monday, while giving an update on the recruitment exercise.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“And we have concluded the uploading of the credentials of the applicants. I can assure you that before the 15th of August, we will have the CBT for the about 70,000 applicants.
“For those who uploaded their credentials, we will get back to them through their email and give them the date of the examinations.
“Before 15th of August, the CBT examination will start, you know it will not be a day examination. It will spread over a week because of the number of candidates that will take the examinations.
“I can assure you that the examination will start before the 15th of August but we will send the examination details to applicants that have uploaded their credentials,” Alamu said.