The government of Osun State has declared that it will begin hiring instructors for its public schools.
At a news conference on Friday in Osogbo, the commissioner for education, Dipo Eluwole, made this announcement.
Additionally, the state government requested that the 1,509 teachers who had been hired by the Adegboyega Oyetola administration but had their employment suspended by Governor Ademola Adeleke, reapply.
The Commissioner assured the State’s citizens that suitable teachers would be hired to teach at all levels of education throughout the State, but he also made it clear that the hiring process would not be treated lightly.
Only qualified candidates, he insisted, would be hired.
He stated that the administration was attempting to reestablish Osun’s education quality and expressed his concern over its rapid change.
“The education system in Osun has undergone a significant adjustment; we are working to position it; may God be with us.
“In order to discuss and address the causes impacting the state of education in Osun, we will organize the State 2023 Educational Summit. Critical analysis will be applied to everything that will be discussed at the summit.
“I want to assure you that only those who are qualified as teachers by discipline are going to be considered because when we say we are re-training the teachers, it is easier for the government to train those who have been in that line, so I want to tell you that those who were employed by the last administration and eased out when this administration took over are going to apply afresh like others. Only professionals will be chosen to teach in Osun.
“I want to reassure you that people who will be hired will have employment opportunities at both the primary and secondary levels. We’ll take it seriously because they’ll be certified teachers.