The Kwara Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) is filling 600 teaching vacancies from the pool of qualified applicants from the previous 2021 recruitment exercise.


The board Chairman, Raheem Adaramaja, said in a statement in Ilorin on Saturday that the new vacancies arose due to retirements, deaths, relocation and other factors.


”We wish to inform the public that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of 600 teachers to fill existing vacancies that we have.


”These vacancies are being filled from the rich bank of qualified applicants from the previous exercise.


”They are those who did not make the cut on account of relevancy of their subject areas, high competition from their local government areas, and some other indices,” he said.


Mr Adaramaja noted that the vacancies were filled based on criteria used for the previous exercise.


”The only difference is that there will be no call for new applications,” Mr Adaramaja said.


The SUBEB boss noted that the board had allowed community nominations of certified individuals with NCE and competencies in relevant subject areas in certain extreme circumstances.


”This will be of those that have agreed to an extended stay in the communities as a condition of employment.


“This is not open-ended, as no abuse will be entertained in the process.


”This exception is to solve the seemingly intractable problem of teachers not wanting to stay in the rural areas, with grave consequences for the future of children living in the hinterlands,” he said.