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15 First Class Applicants Scale Through CBT Test As Oyo Releases Cut-Off Marks

The Oyo State Government has released the cut-off marks for successful applicants who wrote the Computer Based Test (CBT) for the recruitment of Education Officers, between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 8th April 2021 at the Bayo Akande Hall, University of Ibadan, Ajibode, Ibadan.

The Chairman, Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Aderibigbe Kamorudeen Abiodun, confirmed this, during a chat with   journalists on Monday.

The Chairman affirmed that all necessary steps and due considerations have been taken before concluding on the cut-off marks for each of the twenty six  subject areas on which the applicants were tested.

Alhaji Aderibigbe commended the applicants brilliant performances in the test, noting that the applicants were all university graduates.

He attributed the good performance of the applicants to their educational backgrounds, adding that fifteen of the applicants hold first class degrees in their various disciplines.

He added that some others also posses second-class honors, upper and lower divisions while very few of them had third class in their special fields.

Some of those with single Honors also possess educational bias certificates such as National Certificate in Education (NCE), Grade 2 Teachers Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education .

“You will recall that the Civil Service Commission, had between Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th April 2021, conducted the Computer Based Test for prospective Education Officers, only Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Six (5266) out of the Fourteen Thousand applications received were shortlisted, through the States job portal.

“A total of Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty One (3321) finally sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT).

“Only Six Hundred and Ninety Two vacancies exist for the Education Officers Cadre and the best applicants will be recruited, based on their qualifications, performance at the CBT and the Commission’s interview.”

According to him, the Consultants, who are education experts, will conduct the interview to ascertain the capabilities of the applicants and genuineness of their credentials.

Alhaji Aderibigbe noted that all the successful applicants will be given two weeks notice to be aware of the interview dates so they can access and print out letters of invitations for the interview from the Oyo State job portal.

Alhaji Aderibigbe further applauded the magnanimity of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for allowing merit and competence as well as consideration of geo–political zones in all recruitments, to avoid lopsidedness, because according to him, the Governor was elected by all the zones in the State.

 

Signed:

Hon. Wasiu Olatunbosun (P.hd),

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,

Ibadan.

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Makinde Begins Distribution of Over 2.7 Million Exercise Books to Oyo Students

‘Govt.  ‘ll continue to pay attention, provide resources for education’s growth’

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, kickstarted the distribution of over 2.7 Million free exercise books to all students in public secondary schools in Oyo State, stating that the move is part of efforts to improve the quality of education and give opportunities to students from all backgrounds in the State.

The Governor, while making a symbolic presentation of the free exercise books to some students from selected secondary schools in the State, at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, said that his administration will continue to pay more attention and put in more resources to the education sector.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Government has approved the payment of school grants to public schools in the State.

He added that his administration will always welcome constructive criticism that can assist the Government of the day.

On the school grants, the Governor maintained that his Government would continue to invest in education, stating that renovation of public schools and distribution of school furniture to students across the schools in the State would be made through the direct resources of the State.

He urged all Stakeholders to work with the Government and not play politics with the future of our children, saying: “We believe, as a Government, that if we get it right at the primary and secondary school levels, if we have sound products coming out of our secondary schools, we would have been 70 per cent on point in terms of what we want to achieve in education.

“In the days ahead, we are taking the issue of infrastructure in our schools seriously. We will be having new chairs and tables. We will continue to renovate the schools through the direct resources of the State.

“I will use this opportunity to call on all stakeholders to work with the Government and not play politics with the future of our children. If we are doing certain things right, tell us. And if we are falling short in certain areas, tell us also because this is our future and we should all work together to ensure that the future is really secure and guaranteed.”

The Governor also reiterated that in Oyo State there is a freedom to practise religion and that no one can divide the people of the State through religion.

“Last week, I was reading in a place that in Oyo State, we don’t allow students to wear Hijab but I can see some students here wearing their Hijab and no one is harassing them. For us here, we give freedom to practice religion. Nobody can divide us through religion,” he said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said that the distribution of free exercise books to students was to promote Education in the State.

He added that the Government is giving out more than 2.7 million exercise books to all secondary schools in Oyo State for the year 2021.

 

Signed

Taiwo Adisa

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde

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