Teachers’ recruitment: NUT makes case for CBT in Osun


Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has called on governor Ademola Adeleke to ensure that the teachers to be recruited undergo a Computer Based Test (CBT) to recruit teachers who are ICT compliant.

The union commended the governor for the approval of 5000 teachers and 250 education officers to be recruited into the teaching profession in the state.

A statement jointly signed by the state Chairman and Secretary of the union, Comrades Fatade Olatoke and Akin Ade-Ojo, Tuesday, described the recruitment as ‘timely and well-intentioned’ to fill the many-year vacancies in the teaching profession.

The union reiterated that the ongoing recruitment, no doubt, will go a long way in improving the learning capacity of pupils and students of both public primary and secondary schools in the state.

“As a union, we call on the Adeleke-led administration to also make the teachers who will be eventually shortlisted to undergo a Computer Based Test ( CBT) to further guarantee that those to be eventually engaged are ICT compliant in line with the best global practices in the teaching profession.

“It is incontrovertible to state that our over three decades old state, Osun, needs well-trained and qualified teachers to shore up the wide lacuna brought about by the shortage of teachers in the state over the years.

“No doubt, the entire good people of this state including, teachers, students, and parents in particular, will never forget in a hurry, the ceaseless efforts made and still being made by Ademola Adeleke led government, to right the many wrongs that hitherto enveloped the education sector.

“As a way of recall, over the years, shortage of teachers has been one of the banes of the teaching profession in this state, which has had negative consequences, not only on our children in both public primary and secondary schools but education sector generally in the state.

“To this end, as a union, we wish to implore the state government, to allow the hiring processes currently going online to be strictly merit-driven by making sure that it is completely free of any political bias or nepotistic tendency of any kind.

“Without any iota of equivocation, the NUT, which is the umbrella of all teachers in Osun state and Nigeria as a whole, is committed and alive to the ideals of getting ongoing recruitment drive into the teaching profession achieve the desired goals and objectives in Osun state,” the union said.