No fewer than 50,000 teachers has applied for 1,000 vacant teaching jobs announced by the Lagos State Government on November 11, 2019.
This was made known by a member of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Suru Avoseh, during the New Year Party organised by the Badagry Women Development Forum in Badagry, on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Avoseh said some of the applicants who qualified for the teaching job in various public secondary schools across the state, had been invited for the examination.
“After the examination, those who passed and meet up with the standard will be called for oral interviews,” he said.
“Some of the applicants who succeeded in the examination have started receiving text messages through their phone numbers.
“It is certain that not everybody who applied for the job will be employed, and not all that passed the examination will be given employment.”
He said that shortly Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Civil Service Commission would start employing the applicants.
“We will soon start employment too; every motion has been put in place and we have discussed it with the Head of Service.
“Currently, we have commenced staff auditing to know the number of vacancies to be filled up. It is after the auditing that the commission will be able to tell Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu the number of staff to be employed. So, we are making the preparation now,” Avoseh said.
He challenged women in Badagry to take over from the men in politics for the sake of development of the city, and urged them to fight for their rightful place in politics, adding that they had every right to contest for any political post of their choice.
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has rewarded no fewer than 12 teachers with cars and cash gifts for outstanding performance of their duties, saying the era of teachers expecting their reward in Heaven is over.
Okowa, who said the reward of teachers should not only in heaven, noted that diligent and hard work teachers should first be appropriately appreciated and rewarded here on earth.