The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on Sunday disclosed that over 26,000 persons applied for the available 1,500 teaching vacancies advertised by the state government.
The Chairman, Adamawa NUT, Comrade Rodney Nathan, Nathan, also dispelled rumours that the state government has cancelled the employment because of budgetary constraints, added that very soon 18,000 of those shortlisted for screening interviews will be contacted.
He said, “Over 26,000 people applied for 1,500 teaching job vacancies, but 18,000 out of that number were able to submit their completed application forms. The selection board decided to shortlist all the 18,000 successful applicants but categorized them into two groups because some of those who applied are already teachers with the state Universal Basic education board.”
He added that the shortlist was made up of two groups those who were qualified to apply and another group which comprised of those also qualified but are discovered to be gainfully employed as teachers and wanted to migrate to the post-primary schools.
He also advocated for the review and implementation of the new minimum wage and urged the Nigerian labour Congress to ensure the implementation of the N56,000 national minimum wage before the end of 2018.