The State Government of Osun has denied rumours making the rounds that the forthcoming teachers recruitment exercise has been skewed in favour of Oyes Cadets who have served between 2011 and 2020.
In a reaction to a purported circular going around asking for the particulars of Oyes Cadets concerning the recruitment, the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Oladoyin has asked members of the public to disregard such information.
He said the recruitment of teachers into public schools is not something that will be handled with the sentiment that some people have served as Oyes Cadets and should get automatic employment, but based on Merit.
The Commissioner assured prospective candidates that the recruitment exercise which will commence soon will be handled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) who will be in charge of conducting the examination and rigorous interviews will be conducted afterwards by competent panels to get the best teachers for public schools in the state.
According to the former lawmaker, “I want to assure prospective candidates who have obtained the recruitment forms to disregard the rumour going around that the recruitment will be done in a way to favour Oyes Cadets who are serving or have served in the past.
“It is still an exercise that will be done based on merit, nobody is planning to do it in a way that will help only Oyes Cadets to get the appointments. They too will partake in the exam which will be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, nobody can influence anything.
“We can never afford to make the same mistakes of the past, we want the best of the best as teachers to teach our children, how can we now think of such move as being peddled around. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola will never agree to that.
“I want to assure all prospective candidates that the recruitment exercise will be conducted soon, we are only being hampered by this second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are preparing and watching the trend, as soon as it abates the recruitment process will commence”. The Commissioner stated.