By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus, Ilorin.
The Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) says it is filling 600 teaching vacancies in the state from the pool of qualified applicants from previous 2021 recruitment exercise.
The board’s Chairman, Prof. Raheem Adaramaja, said in a statement in Ilorin on Saturday that the new vacancies arose as a result of retirements, deaths, relocation and other factors.
“We wish to inform the public that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of 600 teachers to fill existing vacancies that we have.
“These vacancies are being filled from the rich bank of qualified applicants from the previous exercise.
“They are those who did not make the cut, on account of relevance of their subject areas, high competition from their local government areas and some other indices,” he said.
Adaramaja said that “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.”
The SUBEB boss, however, noted that the board had allowed community nominations of certified individuals with NCE and competencies in relevant subject areas in certain extreme circumstances.
”This will be of those that have agreed to extended stay in the communities as a condition of employment.
“This is not open-ended, as no abuse will be entertained in the process.
”This exception is to solve the seemingly intractable problem of teachers not wanting to stay in the rural areas, with grave consequences for the future of children living in the hinterlands,” he said.