Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) has debunked reports making the rounds that applicants for the 1,850 new teaching jobs announced by the government were directed to secure endorsement from their Ward Chairmen or party elders.
The Kwara SUBEB Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkareem Lambe made this known in a statement he issued in Ilorin on Monday adding that the ongoing recruitment was driven by established need and will be based on merit rather than political patronage.
He disclosed that the applicants were only required to submit their job applications to the office of the Local Government Education Secretary (SUBEB) in their respective local government councils and not ward chairmen.
Alhaji Lambe added that, “In line with the directive of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, the board will follow due process in the recruitment exercise and spread it across the 193 wards in the state to ensure even distribution.
Governor Ahmed recently approved the recruitment of 1,850 basic and senior secondary school teachers to fill the shortage of teachers in science subjects and create fresh employment in the state.