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Applicants of the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teaching job have appealed to the State government to release their appointment letters one year after they had done “final stage interview”.
According to the applicants months after doing a Computer Based Examination (CBT) they had been called via text message to come for an oral interview which is the final Stage interview they would do before they get the job.
The candidates said that 1500 of them had been called to the final stage interview in which is the number the State government had said they would be employing for the job.
The Applicants also claimed that at the interview, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Education (Primary, Secondary and Vocational Skills), Ronke Soyombo said that they have all being picked and that they would get their appointment letters soon but since then they haven’t started the job.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Oluwatosin Fatunbi however called on the Governor to look into their issue as a matter of urgency and approve and give them their appointment letters.
His words “We are calling on the Governor and the Ogun State government to look into our matter as a matter of urgency and approve and give us our appointment letters.
“Many of us have been relieved of our duties in our place of work in as much as we have gotten government employment opportunity, there will be vacancies in their schools.
“Head of private schools don’t want vacuums to be created in their schools, we have been replaced before we got employment, a lot of people are dependent on us too for survival, we have children at home, we have wives, some of us has husbands, parents who are old enough to be catered for and we are jobless in the street doing nothing
“This is just an avenue for us to call the attention of the Governor, we know he is a listening Governor, we know he is the father of the masses he would definitely hear us out.
“We are appealing at a time like this to please consider us and approve the release of our employment letters, everyone here as done their best we have passed through different stages, there are graduates here of eight, nine years that are jobless, we have PHD in view amongst us, we have Master degree holders amongst us, this is an avenue to serve the State and also earn a living after graduating from school
It would be recalled that in October, 2019 the State government opened an online portal to recruit 1500 teachers.
The portal which opened until 8th November , 2019 was said to have had 29,000 applicants according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr kunle Somorin
According to Somorin the office of the Special Advisers to State Governor on Youth Empowerment and Job Creation and the Education (Primary, Secondary and Vocational Skills) handled the recruitment.
The 29,000 applicants were however put through a Computer Based Test (CBT) In which some of them were shortlisted for an Oral interview which is the final stage of the recruitment.
But months after the selected few had done their oral interview they are yet to resume their applied jobs as teachers.