441 First Class graduates apply for Oyo teaching service test

Examination candidates: First Class graduates take Oyo state teaching service test
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Emeh Joy

A total of 441 First Class graduates from different fields applied for the computer-based teaching service test which commenced in Ibadan on Tuesday, according to the Oyo State Government.

The Chairman, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission, Pastor Akinade Alamu, disclosed this during the monitoring of the exercise which was held at the University of Ibadan computer-based test centre.

The exercise which is scheduled to run from Tuesday to Saturday reportedly attracted candidates from all the zones of the state.

Alamu said that the fact that the First Class candidates showed interest in teaching would cause a significant turnaround in the educational sector in the state as the present administration is committed to ensuring the judicious application of the available resources.

He said, "The government of Oyo state is desirous of lifting education to a higher level so that we will have as much as the best among our applicants.

"We want to bring back the pride attached to teaching in the old; it is the best profession, and if we have the best hands joining, it is a good omen".

The state Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Samson Adedoyin also spoke about the exercise. He said the computer-based test was the first of its kind as it showed love for probity and professionalism in the public service sector.

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