SOME applicants for the 2020/2021 teachers’ recruitment in the State of Osun have tackled the state government for not publishing the names of successful candidates in the exercise.
It would be recalled that the Commissioner for Education in the state, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin, in a press statement on December 2, 2021 promised to release names of 1,000 successful applicants out of 3,170 shortlisted candidates.
But the government failed to publish the names of the successful candidate as promised by Oladoyin.
Instead of publishing the names, the government, on December 9, 2021, according to a press statement signed by Oladoyin, said it had sent congratulatory messages to the 1,000 successful applicants.
Reacting to the development, one of the applicants, Abidemi Adegbaju who spoke with OSUN DEFENDER yesterday described the recruitment exercise as the worst ever in the history of Osun.
Adegbaju reiterated that 31,280 applicants obtained the recruitment form with each applicant paying N3,000.
He said: The Osun teachers recruitment is the worse in history. A total of 31,280 applied while the form pin was sold for N3,000.
“When you multiply 31,280 with 3000, that is N93,840,000. It is on record that Osun State government collected N93 million plus by trick from unemployed youths in the state.
“At the end, the government claimed that it has sent messages to 1,000 successful applicants for English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agric Science and Mathematics subjects. If they are sure of this, let us see the names of the successful candidates as earlier promised by the commissioner.
Another applicant who prayed not to be mentioned, said it was unreasonable for any government or organisation to finalise recruitment exercise without revealing names of the successful candidates, saying such recruitment is fraudulent and political.
She said: “Why is the list of the successful candidates not pasted and made public as promised by the Commissioner for Education. How are we sure that the acclaimed 1,000 successful candidates really received the congratulatory message? Other questions we should ask is that when will the so-called successful candidates start their training?
“What is the essence of the phone calls to some applicants who did not receive the congratulatory messages? The government should show us the evidence that the so-called successful candidates are the best candidates that scored the highest marks in the exam and interview.”
According to an official of the Ministry of Education who spoke with this medium under the condition of anonymity, the names of the 1,000 successful applicants will not be published.
The official, however, said it was true that that government has been sending congratulatory messages to the successful candidates.