Successful candidates in Osun’s recent teacher recruitment exercise have started receiving notification messages from the state’s Ministry of Education advising them of their appointment into the state’s teaching service.
This comes as the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin, praised the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for following through on his promise to hire only the best teachers for Osun public schools.
In a thank you note to the Governor and a congratulatory message to the newly hired teachers, the Commissioner stated that the Governor has proved that providing quality education to kids in Osun public schools is critical to the state’s future.
He praised the Governor for enabling what he described as a “very rigorous screening process” in which newly hired instructors were forced to undergo 30 minutes of micro-teaching after a difficult examination administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Commissioner went on to say that the fully merit-based selection process highlighted the Governor’s open and transparent governing approach, as well as the fact that the government only wants the greatest teachers to instruct students in public schools.
Oladoyin stated in the statement that the recruiting, which includes both degree and NCE holders, has been deemed very thorough and rigorous by recognized education players, and that it is capable of building the backbone of the Osun education sector for the foreseeable future.
He explained that the micro-teaching phase of the recruiting process, which is a break from the past, was established because the state government is committed to producing students who can compete with peers from all over the world.
According to the statement, newly hired teachers will not be pushed into the classroom right away but will be required to go through a comprehensive and extensive training program to prepare them psychologically, emotionally, and physically for the task ahead.
“There is a lot of departure from the past in this particular recruitment process simply because we want the best for our students in Osun. We made them go through the micro-teaching exercise because that is the only way of ascertaining their mastery of the subject contents and their ability to articulate and effectively communicate their thoughts. We are also going to train them before they start work.
“We have carefully selected the best from both the NCE and degree holders that applied and the exercise was rigorous and thorough”. The Commissioner stated.