Soludo bars teachers who scored below average from recruitment

Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo

The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has barred teachers who scored below 50 per cent in a Computer Based Test conducted for them from being recruited into the state’s school system.

No fewer than 31,000 teachers sat for the CBT on Saturday across the state in batches, out of which 5,000 will be employed by the state government.

Those who made multiple entries for the purpose of the test were disqualified in line with the earlier warning.

A government source told our correspondents, “Yet to be discovered multiple applicants will also be disqualified when discovered”.

In a statement late on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said the governor had approved 50 per cent as the cut-off mark for the examination with respect to the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state.

She said those who scaled the 50 per cent benchmark would take another qualifying examination on Saturday.

The commissioner’s statement read, “This is to inform the public that the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has approved 50 per cent as the cut off mark for the just concluded examination with respect to the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise in Anambra State.

“Candidates who scored 50 per cent and above should prepare for another round of the examination on Saturday 18/06/2022.

“Candidates will only be checked into the examination hall on showing their personal identification cards, National Identification Cards and Voters Cards. Further details will be uploaded shortly.”

It was gathered that 40,000 applicants had initially applied for the 5,000 teachers advertised by the state government for employment wherein 31,000 were shortlisted for the CBT.

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