No fewer than 1,000 applicants
have applied for employment in the
State Universal Basic Education
Board Federal Teachers Scheme in
Lagos. The Head, Public Relations of
SUBEB, Mr Seyi Akitoye, on
Tuesday said that the board were
still receiving more applications
even after the November 24
deadline. Akitoye said only 500 applicants would be shortlisted in
Lagos out of which 135 teachers
would be recruited by the Universal
Basic Education Council in Abuja. He
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, 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 a
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


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