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FOLLOWING lapses encountered in the Anambra State Teachers’ Recruitment Examination held last weekend where many applicants were unable to access network for the test, the state governor, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has directed a repeat of the entire exercise.

  Soludo, who announced a repeat of the teachers’ recruitment test in the press statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime on Tuesday, said government will cater for all the expenses for the exercise and that no applicant should pay money to anyone to participate in the exam.

  Soludo also appealed to ndi Anambra to bear with the state government as the hitches experienced in the first outing were neither intentional nor intended.

  The press statement reads thus, “in line with his objective of ensuring transparency and fairness to all, Anambra State Governor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has directed a repeat of the online recruitment exam for teachers in Anambra State.

  Governor Soludo has therefore, graciously directed the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh to conduct a repeat of the exercise to make up for the shortfall in the Saturday, 4th of June preliminary teacher’s recruitment examination.

  He has further directed that all expenses for the test be covered by the government.

  Recall that teachers recruitment examinations were held in the state on Saturday, June 4, 2022. The test was conducted in line with the resolve of Prof Soludo and his administration for strengthening and repositioning the education sector in the state.

  It tallies with the conviction of the governor that education remains a veritable equipment for enhanced living and building a better society.

  To ensure transparency in the exercise, steps were taken by the Ministry of Education charged with the responsibility. The ministry received over 40,000 applications and listed about 31,800 qualified applicants after reviews.

  Applicants considered too old for civil service, Graduates without NYSC discharged certificates or Exemption letter and other deficiencies were disqualified.

  Against the proposed 5000 qualified applicants to be shortlisted for CBT exam, the governor directed that all the over 31000 listed applicants should be given equal chance to participate in a preliminary online exam, before shortlisting the successful applicants for 2nd CBT exam.

  Other measures necessary to attain reliability and credibility of the test were taken.

  There were however reported mix-ups arising from the online examinations site that were not intended.

  It is in a bid to make up and ensure that all eligible candidates are carried along that the governor has approved a repeat of the exercise.

  He assures ndi Anambra that their interest will be protected at all time by his administration.”

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