The Chairman, Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Aderibigbe Kamorudeen Abiodun, confirmed this, during a chat with journalists on Monday.
The Chairman affirmed that all necessary steps and due considerations have been taken before concluding on the cut-off marks for each of the twenty six subject areas on which the applicants were tested.
Alhaji Aderibigbe commended the applicants brilliant performances in the test, noting that the applicants were all university graduates.
He attributed the good performance of the applicants to their educational backgrounds, adding that fifteen of the applicants hold first class degrees in their various disciplines .
He added that some others also posses second-class honors, upper and lower divisions while very few of them had third class in their special fields.
Some of those with single Honors also possess educational bias certificates such as National Certificate in Education (NCE), Grade 2 Teachers Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas in Education .
“You will recall that the Civil Service Commission, had between Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th April 2021 , conducted the Computer Based Test for prospective Education Officers, only Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Six (5266) out of the Fourteen Thousand applications received were shortlisted, through the States job portal.
“A total of Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty One (3321) finally sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT).
“Only Six Hundred and Ninety Two vacancies exist for the Education Officers Cadre and the best applicants will be recruited, based on their qualifications, performance at the CBT and the Commission’s interview.”
According to him, the Consultants, who are education experts, will conduct the interview to assertain the capabilities of the applicants and genuineness of their credentials.
Alhaji Aderibigbe noted that all the successful applicants will be given two weeks notice to be aware of the interview dates so they can access and print out letters of invitations for the interview from the Oyo State job portal.
Alhaji Aderibigbe further applauded the magnanimity of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, for allowing merit and competence as well as consideration of geo–political zones in all recruitments, to avoid lopsidedness, because according to him, the governor was elected by all the zones in the State.