The Oyo State Government says it has received 156,000 applications in the ongoing recruitment exercise to fill 10,600 teaching and non-teaching vacancies in the state public schools.
The state Commissioner for Education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, made the disclosure on Tuesday, while addressing journalists at the end of the weekly state executive council meeting.
Olaleye said 91,000 job seekers applied for the 7,000 vacant teaching positions, while 65,000 submitted applications for 3,600 vacancies in the non-teaching sector.
He said the process for the conduct of Computer Based Tests (CBT) for all qualified applicants was ongoing, saying that the CBT would likely hold in April after thorough scrutiny of the applications.
The commissioner urged all the applicants not to fall into the hands of scammers and fraudulent individuals claiming to assist them in getting job.
He said getting the teaching and non-teaching jobs advertised would be purely on merit, stressing that competence and academic qualifications would be looked into.