He said the bulk of qualified applicants from its previous recruitment exercise of 2021 will fill the new vacancies.
According to him, the new vacancies arose as a result of retirements, deaths, relocation, and other factors.
“This is due to the cost and length of time associated with a new recruitment exercise,” he said.
“Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of 600 teachers to fill existing vacancies from the rich bank of qualified applicants from the previous exercise who did not make the cut on account of relevancy of their subject areas, high competition from their local government areas, and some other indices.
“These vacancies are being filled strictly with the same criteria used in the previous exercise in the interest of our education sector. The only difference is that there will be no call for new applications.
“In certain extreme circumstances, where we are unable to fill vacancies in some rural areas, as we have seen following the last recruitment exercise, we allow community nominations of certified individuals with NCE and competencies in relevant subject areas that have agreed to extended stay in the communities as a condition of employment,” he added.
Adaramaja, who said no abuse would be entertained in the process, said the “exception” will solve the problem of teachers not wanting to stay in the rural areas, with grave consequences for the future of children living in the hinterlands. (Daily Trust)