Oyo State Government yesterday issued teaching appointment letters to 150 newly-recruited teachers living with disabilities.
The presentation of the letters was done at the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) complex, Secretariat, Ibadan.
TESCOM Chairman Mr Alamu Akinade, who supervised the presentation of the letters, said it was the climax of the recruitment of 7,000 employees comprising teaching and non-teaching workers as approved by Governor Seyi Makinde.
He said the commission issued the letter publicly to the successful applicants to enable it clear the air over complaints and misgivings that some able-bodied applicants “are among the 150 successful disabled.”
“If there is a complaint against any of the newly-recruited disabled; we will withhold the appointment letter immediately.”
The TESCOM boss said the recruitment process for 50 disabled persons for the non-teaching positions would soon be completed.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Administration, Mr Idowu Ogedengbe, said the recruitment was based on merit.
He said although the disabled applicants were exempted from the computer-based test, “we interviewed all of them.’’
“We have close to 400 applications, but 330 showed up for the interview, while the best 150 were employed.”
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Persons Living with Disabilities, Mr. Ayodele Adekanbi, said efforts were underway to ensure those employed were equipped with teaching aids and given a conducive environment to discharge their functions.
Courtesy: The National Online NG