By Isaac Olamikan
Edo State Government has commenced the process for the recruitment of teaching fellows into the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results (EdoSTAR) Teaching Fellows Programme, for schools across the state’s 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
In a statement, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe called for suitably qualified individuals in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Agricultural Science, Literature in English, Economics, C.R.S, History, Government, Civic Education, and Edo Language.
She said applicants can apply with the link https://sites.google.com/view/moerecruitment/edostar-recruitment, noting that criteria for the application include “Bachelors Degree in Education from above subject areas and that preference will be given to candidates who apply and are willing to stay and teach in their communities of origin. Living and teaching in Rural, Remote and Riverine areas is an added advantage in this scheme.”
The commissioner urged applicants to contact 08182737088 for inquiry, adding, “Application is free and selection of EdoSTAR Fellows will be strictly by merit. Applicants are warned not to pay money to anybody. The deadline for submission by applicants is January 30, 2022.”
According to her, “Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration launched the EdoStar Teaching Fellows Programme to ensure quality teaching and learning in public schools in the state. This is a 3-year intensive training and field experience employment programme for teachers and aspiring teachers who will be transited into the Edo State Public Service upon satisfactory job performance. The EdoSTAR Teaching Fellows Programme comes with salary and performance-based incentives.
“The EdoSTAR Teaching Fellows Programme is open to two types of candidates: those with and without teaching credentials. Those who have not received their teaching qualifications will be required to attain their PGDE or PDE through the Edo State College of Education (Igueben Campus) during the first two 2 years.
“The programme aims to hire teachers to teach solely in their communities of origin, especially in rural, remote, and riverine communities. In line with programme objectives, the State government is recruiting teachers to fill vacancies in our Secondary Schools with emphasis on STEM Subjects including English Language, Geography, and Computer science,” she added.