The Oyo State governor, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the recruitment of 7,000 employees consisting of teaching and non-teaching workers.
In the final stages of the recruitment, the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM issued appointment letters to 150 People Living With Disabilities (PLWD).
Additionally, another 50 disabled persons will be engaged in non-teaching service jobs under the ongoing recruitment exercise by the state government.
The letters were distributed on Monday at the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) complex, Secretariat, Ibadan.
The Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mr. Alamu Akinade, while speaking at the conference said that he ensured able-bodied persons didn’t take the spot for the disabled people, hence why the letters were distributed in an open space.
“If there is a complaint against any of the newly-recruited disabled; we will withhold the appointment letter immediately,” he said.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Administration, Mr. Idowu Ogedengbe, said the recruitment was based on merit.
“We started these processes with one clear mind from the governor that we only recruit those who are competent and must be based on a merit system. We only exempted PLWD from writing the CBT but we interviewed all of them.”
“We had close to 400 people who applied but about 330 showed up for the interviews and about 150 would be recruited and we have ensured that they have the necessary competencies and qualifications. We also ensured that there are not abled bodies who are coming to take the slot of people living with disabilities.”
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Persons Living with Disabilities, Mr. Ayodele Adekanbi, said efforts were underway to ensure those employed were equipped with teaching aids and given a conducive environment to discharge their functions.