Lagos State government on Friday, revealed that 65,818 applications were received for the 2,200 teaching job vacancies offered by the state government after the deadline for the submission of applications ended at midnight on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
The permanent secretary, Lagos State ministry of Education, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye, disclosed this after receiving reports on the exercise at the state government secretariat.
She said the huge number of applications was mostly influenced by the prompt payment of salaries and the welfare package of Lagos State for teachers, and other employees of the state.
She noted that a breakdown of the applications showed that 44,725 people will compete for the 1,200 jobs in the public secondary schools category, while 21,093 applied for the teaching job in the public primary sector.
The permanent secretary stated that the next step in the recruitment exercise is the electronic sorting of the applications to ensure that the applicants meet the set criteria after which shortlisted eligible candidates would be invited for written examination.
Adekanye reiterated the commitment of the state government to fairness and transparency in the recruitment exercise which is aimed at injecting fresh and qualified teachers into the public primary and secondary schools in the state, to improve the teaching and learning process in government-owned schools.