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150 persons living with disability get teaching appointments in Oyo state

The Oyo State Government has offered teaching appointments to 150 Persons Living with Disability, with letters of appointment presented to them on Monday at the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) complex, secretariat, Ibadan.

Penpushing reports that,Chairman Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Alamu Akinade,  who supervised the presentation of the appointment letters, said it was the climax of the recruitment of 7,000 employees comprising teaching and non-teaching staff as approved by the Governor.

The Chairman explained that the commission decided to issue the letter publicly to the successful applicants to enable it clear the air over complaints and misgivings that some able-bodied applicants “are among the 150 successful disabled.”

“If there is complaint against any of the newly recruited disabled; we will withhold the appointment letter immediately

Penpushing further reports that,Akinade  informed  that the recruitment process for 50 disabled persons for the non-teaching positions would soon be completed, while the Special Assistant to the Governor on Administration, Idowu Ogedengbe, in his remarks said the recruitment process was based on merit.

The Special Assistant pointed out that though the disabled applicants were exempted from computer-based test, adding that all of them face interview panel, with about 400 applications, while 330 showed up

“We have close to 400 applications but 330 showed up for the interview, while the best 150 were successful. We ensure that the successful ones have the necessary qualifications and competency also they are not able-bodied persons trying to take the job meant for disabled persons.”

Penpushing also reports that, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Persons Living With Disabilities, Ayodele Akekanbi said efforts were underway to ensure those employed are equipped with necessary teaching aids and conducive environment to discharge their functions.

The newly employed teachers expressed joy over the appointment and pledged to be dedicated to duty and carry out the teaching job optimally.

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