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50,000 Candidates Scramble for 1,000 teaching jobs
Suru Avoseh, a member of the Lagos State Civil Service Commission, disclosed that no fewer than 50,000 applicants had applied for 1,000 vacant teaching jobs as advertised by the state government in 2019 even as unemployment rate inches up to 33.5 per cent this year (Source: 2019 Report of the National Bureau Statistics (NBS).
It was on the occassion of the New Year Party organised by the Badagry Women Development Forum on Sunday in Badagry that Avoseh made this known.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that the Lagos State Government had on November 11, 2019 announced the plans to employ one thousand teachers into the public secondary schools across the state.
He also said that Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Civil Service Commission will soon commence employment of candidates in the state after her current auditing exercise.
Avoseh said some of the applicants who qualified for the job had been invited for the examination and after that, “those who passed and meet up with the standard will be called for oral interviews.
“Some of the applicants who succeeded in the examination have started receiving text messages through their phone numbers.
“It is certain that not everybody who applied for the job will be employed, and not all that passed the examination will be given employment,” the commission member said.
“Currently, we have commenced staff auditing to know the number of vacancies to be filled up.
“It is after the auditing that the commission will be able to tell Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu the number of staff to be employed.
“So, we are making the preparation now,” Avoseh said.
He challenged women in Badagry to take over from the men in politics for the sake of development of the city.
Avoseh urged them to fight for their rightful place in politics, adding that they had every right to contest for any political post of their choice.
Also, Mrs Funmilola Olajide, Director, Lagos State Office of Special Education, admonished women to be best friends of their children as this would make the children tell them things that happen outside their homes.
“Create time for your children so that when they are abused they will tell you.
“Stop putting them under an uncle or your nearby friend; this is dangerous because these area sisters can abuse them.
Mrs Sewede Pot-Balogun, the Coordinator, Badagry Women Development Forum, said that the purpose of the forum was to fight for rightful position for women in the town.
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