Kwara Govt set to recruit 4,701 teachers, application portal opens January 3

Kwara Govt set to recruit 4,701 teachers, application portal opens January 3

Kwara State Government under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is set to recruit 4,701 teachers as part of its efforts to reposition the state’s education sector.

The state government advertised vacancies for 2,701 teachers in its basic schools across specific subjects, saying applicants must have Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and at least five O’ Level Credit passes in Mathematics, English, and three other relevant subjects in not more than two sittings.

The vacancies, published in the Nigerian Tribune of Thursday, December 31, 2020, and timed for publication in the Herald of Friday January 1, 2021, come a few days after the government nullified a controversial enrolment process which affected 2,414 persons in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

The state government has also advertised placements for 2,000 teachers in some specific subjects in the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) based on needs-assessment conducted in the commission.

Applicants for the TESCOM jobs must have bachelor’s degrees in relevant subjects and teaching qualification in strict compliance with the National Policy of Education and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). Applicants must also have at least five O’ level credit passes at not more than two sittings, including Mathematics and English language.

Those who have PGD in Education, holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in relevant subject areas may also apply for the TESCOM jobs.

Application portal for SUBEB jobs will be activated on Sunday, January 3 and will end midnight Saturday, January 16, 2021, followed by written examinations on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. and oral interview from Monday, 1st February to Saturday, 6th February, 2021.

For TESCOM, application portal will go live from Sunday, 3rd January and would run for two weeks, followed by qualifying examinations on January 25, 2021, and oral interview from Monday, 8th February 2021 to Saturday, 13th February 2021

While applicants for SUBEB jobs should not be younger than 22 years old, those seeking the TESCOM slots should not be older than 35 years’ old.

Venues of the examinations and oral interviews will be communicated to the applicants at a later date.

The government said the job placements are open to all qualified persons and that only the best candidates will emerge from the process that is designed to throw up teachers with the right qualifications and competence to build generations of Kwarans to compete anywhere in the world.

Yakub Ali-Agan
Press Secretary,
Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.
December 31, 2020.

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