Federal Teachers Scheme: Applicants jostle for spot in Lagos

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FILE PHOTO: A teacher teaching students in the classroom.

FILE PHOTO: A teacher teaching students in the classroom.

No fewer than 1,000 applicants have applied for employment in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) in Lagos.

Mr Seyi Akitoye, the Head, Public Relations of SUBEB, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday.

He said that the board were still receiving more applications even after the Nov. 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.

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“Criteria for selection include, possession of the National Certificate in Education (NCE); 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”.