About 50,000 applicants have  applied for 1,000 vacant teaching jobs into the public secondary schools announced by the Lagos State Government last year,with some of the applicants found qualified already invited for examination.

Penpushing reports that, a member, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Suru Avoseh  made this known during the New Year Party organised by the Badagry Women Development Forum on Sunday in Badagry.

The commission member said, “after the examination, those that passed and meet up with the standard will be called for oral interviews. At present, some of the applicants who succeeded in the examination have started receiving text messages through their phone numbers. It is certain that not everybody that applied for the job will be employed, and not all that passed the examination will be given employment,” .

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Penpushing further reports that, Ayoseh  said that the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Civil Service Commission would soon start to employ people in the State,stressing, “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.

The Commission members, however, challenged women in Badagry to take over from the men in politics for the sake of development of the city and also 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.

Penpushing also reports that, Director, Lagos State Office of Special Education, Funmilola Olajide urged women to be best friends of their children,emphasizing  that this would make the children tell them things that happened outside their homes.

“Create time for your children so that when they are abused they will tell you.Stop putting them under an uncle or your nearby friend; this is dangerous because these area sisters can abuse them. Always make children feel at home,” she said.

Penpushing reports that, Human Resource Consultant, Joy Damilola in her remarks  said women should be warriors at her home-front, adding, “women are warriors, we need to be warriors; we need to be warriors at home, and we have to fight for our children, husbands and families. It does not mean to be physical; it should be a spiritual fight. Fight with prayer to save your home,” she said.

The Coordinator, Badagry Women Development Forum, Sewede Pot-Balogun  was of the views that the purpose of the forum was to fight for rightful position for women in the town.

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