into the Ekiti State Civil Service have been given their letters of
appointment and have assumed duty while 21 others are yet to collect
The State Commissioner for Information and Values orientation, Hon.
Akin Omole who made this known in Ado Ekiti, said that 53 candidates
were also appointed into the State Board for Technical and Vocational
Education and have been duly assigned to offices, except four of them
that were yet to also collect their letters of appointment.
According to him, 400 new teachers were, in addition, recruited by the
State Government into public secondary schools in the State in the
recent recruitment exercise.
Reacting to the insinuation by an online medium that the recruitment
exercise in the State was a charade, Omole said that 200 others were
converted from the non-teaching as well as inter-service transfer from
the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) and Local Government to
the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
He added that in spite of the initial hiccups in the recruitment
process caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 and the attendant
lockdown as well as the effects of the ‘ENDSARS’ protest which
disrupted virtually all aspect of daily life for the greater part of
the year, the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) has commenced
verification of results of successful candidates which is prelude to
distribution of their letters of appointment while the Office of
Establishment are also set to release the results of junior applicants
into the Civil Service.
Omole described the report of the online medium as rash, unethical and
capable of causing disaffection, stressing that it was grossly
inaccurate and should be totally disregarded.
He wondered how the well publicized 3-day induction/orientation
programme for the new teachers that was declared opened by Governor
Kayode Fayemi escaped the attention of the medium’s reporter.
The Commissioner said that the State Government should actually be
commended for its efforts in spite of the global pandemic that
practically shut down the entire system and the effects of the
‘ENDSARS’ protests that followed.
He stressed that the recruitment exercise was almost concluded before
the outbreak of the Corona virus, adding that very little could
however be done until after the lockdown.
Omole also said that the appointments were strictly based on merit in
accordance with world best practice irrespective of background, gender
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