No fewer than 1,000 applicants have applied for employment in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Federal Teachers Scheme in Lagos.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday, Mr Seyi Akitoye, the Head of Public Relations of SUBEB, said that the board was still receiving more applications even after the November 24 deadline.
Akitoye said that only 135 teachers would be recruited by the Universal Basic Education Council (UBEC) in Abuja, noting that only 500 applicants would be shortlisted in Lagos.
He said that the names of those shortlisted in Lagos would be forwarded to Abuja for final screening.
Akitoye said that UBEC would conduct the screening and test to select 135 successful applicants out of the 500 names that were shortlisted from Lagos State.
He said that the recruitment exercise was also being carried out in other states of the federation, adding that UBEC would contact successful candidates.
“Criteria for selection include possession of the National Certificate in Education, while an applicant must not be above 40 years of age.
“Candidates should specialise in any of the following basic education subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Science, Vocational Education, Nigerian and foreign languages, Special Education and Early Childhood and Development Education.”
According to the public notice on the recruitment, candidates who are currently working or receiving salary from any organisation, public or private, are not eligible to participate in the exercise.
“Interested candidates are to note that successful candidates will be posted to schools located in the rural areas that may be difficult to reach such as Nomadic schools, Almajiri schools and schools identified through UBEC quality assurance that are without teachers.” (NAN)