The Chairman, Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Femi Akinwumi, said on Wednesday that only 1,300 candidates out of over 11,000 applicants who sat for the recruitment examination for teachers in public primary schools in the state were shortlisted to participate the final interview.
Akinwumi said the recruitment was to fill existing vacancies for teachers in the public primary schools, adding that the bulk of the successful candidates would be posted to rural communities to ensure the provision of qualified personnel in all schools across the state.
The SUBEB boss, according to a statement from his office, said, “Only applicants that scored 45 per cent and above in the qualifying examination were shortlisted.”
He, however, said special consideration would be given to people living with disabilities among the candidates as well as candidates from communities with ‘hard-to-staff’ schools, saying the move would address the difficulty in providing staff for schools in difficult terrains and remote locations.
He said there was no room for compromise as “the examination was conducted according to global best practices to promote basic education and protect the future generations.