Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has provided an update on the recruitment of teachers for the state’s public secondary schools.
As of November 2019, 29,000 people were said to have applied for the 1,500 open teaching positions. It should be noted that qualified candidates were later shortlisted for interviews.
The Governor announced on Monday that 1,655 graduates would be hired as teachers. According to Abiodun, the process of recruiting 1,655 graduate teachers to fill some of the vacancies in the State’s public secondary schools was well underway. He assured that successful applicants would be contacted as soon as possible.
Abiodun disclosed this while addressing executive members of the Nigerian Union of be Teachers (NUT), Academic Staff Union Secondary Schools (ASUSS) and All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), to mark this year’s World Teachers Day in his office at Oke-Mosan Abeokuta on Monday.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, revealed that “the Governor offered Mr Odegbola Ayodele, a Junior Secondary School teacher from Abeokuta Grammar school, who also won the overall Best Teacher in the state, a two-bedroom bungalow in the state-owned Princes Court.
“Mr. Adewale Abayomi, from Odua Comprehensive High School, Imoru, who was the Best Teacher in the Senior Secondary category, was given the sum of N2.5m and Mrs. Mary Adeyemi from St. Paul’s School II, Sagamu, who was the best Primary School Teacher went home with a cash gift of N2m from the governor.”