Despite 8000 deficit, Ondo to employ 1000 teachers

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State governor

The Ondo State government has announced the commencement of a recruitment exercise for primary school teachers in the state.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu granted approval for the recruitment of 1000 teachers to fill vacant positions through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). recalls that back in January, the Chairperson of Ondo SUBEB, Oladunni Odu, revealed that the state had an 8000 primary school teacher deficit. She added then that it was 12 since a recruitment exercise was conducted last.

The State Head of Service (HoS), Mr Dare Aragbaiye, announced the fresh opening of applications would be open for the next two weeks.

According to Aragbaiye, the governor also approved the employment of 432 health workers to fill in the personnel gap in the primary health sector of the state.

The HoS said the governor gave the approval for the recruitment exercises as part of his commitment to repositioning the public service in the state.

“In spite of the paucity of funds, the Governor has approved the recruitment of 1,000 teachers with B.Ed. and NCE qualifications, that is, 200 vacancies for candidates with B.Ed. while 800 are for NCE holders.

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“The recruitment exercise, which shall be school based, that is, for specific schools, will start within the next two weeks,” he said.

Aragbaye, who advised the prospective candidates to visit the Ondo SUBEB portal for further information on the recruitment within the given time frame, maintained that the government was ready to fill the wide gaps in the teaching sector.

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