The federal government has posted 100 teachers to Oyo state, through its Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Commission.
The Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, who made the disclosure while receiving the Teachers in Ibadan on Monday, urged the incoming teachers to be dedicated to their duties, and justify their selection into the scheme.
He assured them of Oyo State Government’s commitment to integrating them into the State’s service, but conditional on their performance in duties assigned to them.
Dr. Adeniran also noted that the 100 teachers would be assigned to various schools in Oyo State, adding that the teachers’ skills will be utilized in the next two years.
He said the scheme was meant to assist the state post teachers to schools in the State as the deployment of teachers would bridge the gap in the education sector, particularly in the area of manpower.
“As far as our public primary schools are concerned, this scheme will go a long way in terms of number of teachers that can adequately meet the population of pupils and schools in the State.
“Though we need more hands in the system, with additional 100 teachers from the scheme, this will help to cater for the pupils we have’’ he said.
According to him, out of a total of 14,729 candidates that sat for the scheme’s test, 3,700 candidates, 100 per state, were selected based on state’s cut off marks for the programme.
The Executive Chairman noted that the selection of the teachers cuts across the 33 Local Governments in the State.