The Osun State Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Oladoyin, has said the paucity of funds was responsible for the delay and inability of the government to carry on with the recruitment of teachers for public schools in the state.
Oladoyin made this known while appearing before the Osun State House of Assembly Appropriation Committee to defend the Ministry of Education 2022 budget presented by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
While acknowledging the concerns of the lawmaker regarding the matter, the Education Commissioner noted that the state government was committed to recruiting teachers in public schools.
He explained that the delay in recruitment was caused by a paucity of funds and assured that the names of successful candidates in the teacher’s recruitment exercise would be published and mobilised to classrooms by November.
Earlier, the House Minority Leader, Babajide Adewunmi who had lamented the lack of teachers in Osun public schools, asked why the state government was yet to employ the new set of teachers who scaled through the test and screening processes in the recent recruitment exercise.
He reminded the commissioner of his promise to the House of Assembly that teacher recruitment will be carried out in November and demanded to know why the legislator’s pledge was yet to be fulfilled almost a year after.