The Kwara state government has announced limits on ongoing teacher hiring.
The exercise is in charge of the State Board of Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) and the Teaching Services Commission (TESCOM).
A total of 40,652 applicants took the recent exam in two categories, the Education Ministry said in a statement.
For SUBEB, the cap is 50 percent for Kwara Indians from 16 local government areas, except (applicants from) Baruten, Edu, Kaiama and Patigi, whose passing score is set at 40 percent.
The limit for non-Kwarans in the SUBEB category is 60 percent.
For TESCOM, Kwara applicants who scored 50 percent must proceed to the results verification stage.
Candidates who posted 40 percent of Baruten, Edu, Kaiama, and Patigi in the category will also have their results selected for an interview. The limit for non-Kwara TESCOM applicants is 65 percent.
The statement noted that of the 40,652 participants in the 16 CBT centers, 9,991 applicants reached the limits and qualified for the verification stage of results.
Figures include 5,116 (SUBEB applicants) and 4,875 (TESCOM applicants) respectively.
“Only applicants whose certificates are found to be genuine in the verification exercise will be invited to the interview stage that begins on March 15, 2021,” the government said.
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