…….apologies for earlier mix up
Following the failed online examination conducted recently for prospective teachers in Anambra State, the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has directed a repeat of the online recruitment exam for teachers in Anambra State, Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu and Ikeugonna Eleke report.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Christian Aburime, and made available to newsmen in Awka, Gov. Soludo directed the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, to conduct a repeat of the exercise to make up for the shortfall in the previous exercise on Saturday 4th of June.
He further directed that all expenses for the test be covered by the government, saying that the exercise was in line with his objective of ensuring transparency and fairness to all.
The statement read in part, ”Recall that the Teachers’ Recruitment Examinations were held in the state on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
‘The test was conducted in line with the resolve of Prof Soludo and his administration to strengthen and reposition the education sector in the state.
‘It tallies with the conviction of the governor that education remains a veritable equipment for enhanced living and building a better society.
‘To ensure transparency in the exercise, steps were taken by the Ministry of Education charged with the responsibility. The Ministry received over 40,000 applications and listed about 31,800 qualified applicants after reviews. Applicants considered too old for civil service, graduates without NYSC discharge certificates or exemption letter and other deficiencies were disqualified.
‘Against the proposed 5000 qualified applicants to be shortlisted for CBT exam, the governor directed that all the over 31, 000 listed applicants should be given equal chance to participate in a preliminary online exam before shortlisting the successful applicants for 2nd CBT exams.
‘Other measures necessary to attain reliability and credibility of the test were taken. There were however reported mix-ups arising from the online examinations site that were not intended.
‘It is in a bid to make up and ensure that all eligible candidates are carried along, that the governor has approved a repeat of the exercise,’ the statement read, noting that the governor assured Ndi-Anambra that their interest would be protected at all times by his administration.