The 5000 newly-recruited teachers under the State’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) have been handed their employment letters by the Oyo State government on Monday.
This was done after a long period of examination and confirmation to correct all errors that might have been discovered during and after the conduct of examination and oral test for the employment.
Pastor Akinade Alamu, the chairman of Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), said the government approved 5000 appointment letters for distribution and 4400 letters have been sent out and delivered by TESCOM while the remaining are withheld because of certain errors from the applicants.
These errors include misspelt names, invalid email addresses, among others, encouraging those yet to receive theirs that the letters would receive theirs immediately after correction.
Alamu, in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, stated that the letters were sent to the centralized zones in the 33 local government for collection in other to avoid a congregation, following the COVID-19 protocols.
He, therefore, implied that the chosen candidates to resume at their offices, effective immediately, considering that the academic session has commenced.
“While congratulating the successful applicants, we want to appeal to those that are also successful but yet to get their letters to exercise patience.
“We discovered that 600 among the letters have errors that need to be rectified, that is already being sorted and corrected as we speak and will be distributed as well,” Alamu said.
Mrs Olabisi Oderinde, Permanent Secretary of TESCOM, also congratulated the selected candidates for their patience despite several disruptions in the selection process due to covid-19.
She advised them to work diligently as this will bring the Governor’s passion for education to reality.
The zonal heads also applauded the present administration for regular positive responses on education policies in the State and pledged their rigid support towards education development in the State.