The government of Oyo state on Monday issued letters of appointment to 150 newly hired teachers living with some form of disability.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reported that the presentation of the scheduled appointment The letter was written in the complex of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Secretariat, Ibadan.
Alamu Akinade, the chairman of TESCOM who oversaw the presentation of the letters of appointment, said it was the culmination of the hiring of 7,000 staff, comprised of teaching and non-teaching staff, as approved by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Akinade said the commission had decided to address the letter publicly to the successful applicants to clear the air on complaints and concerns that some employable applicants “are among the 150 successful disabled people”.
“If there are complaints against one of the newly hired disabled people; We will withhold the letter of appointment immediately. “
The TESCOM boss also announced that the recruitment process for 50 disabled people for the non-teaching positions would soon be completed.
Idowu Ogedengbe, the governor’s special assistant for administration, said the hiring process is merit.
Mr. Ogedengbe said that although the disabled applicants were exempt from the computer-based test, “we interviewed all of them”.
“We have almost 400 applications, but 330 showed up for the interview, while the best 150 were successful.
“We ensure that the successful have the necessary qualifications and competencies and that they are not capable of working and trying to take on the job intended for disabled people.”
Ayodele Adekanbi, the governor’s special adviser on people with disabilities, said efforts had been made to ensure workers are provided with the necessary teaching resources and a convenient environment to perform their duties.
Two of the newly hired special teachers, Banke Alabi and Emmanuel Osungbayi, were delighted with the appointment and pledged to dedicate themselves to the service and to do the best possible teaching.
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