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APPLY – Kwara State opens portal for teachers’ recruitment



Kwara State
Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
The Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) has opened application portal for eligible persons to fill 2,701 teaching vacancies in the state’s basic schools (Primary 1 – Junior Secondary School 3), can report.

Available Subjects

Nigeria Certificate in Education 9NCE) obtained from accredited higher institutions of learning in the following subject areas:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Literature in English
  • Social Studies
  • Basic Education Studies
  • Primary Education Studies
  • Integrated Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business Education
  • Introductory Technology
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Yoruba
  • French
  • Computer Science
  • Civic Education
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • Christian Religious Studies


All applicants must possess five (5) O’level credit passes in not more than two sittings, including Mathematics and English Language

Only applicants with NCE Certificates in relevant subject areas will be considered. Possession of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and computer literacy would be an added advantage.

Applicants should not be less than 22 years of age

Applicants must be ready and willing to be deployed to any part of their Local Government Area of Origin

Applicants must be certified medically fit for work by a recognized Government Hospital.

Method of Application

All interested and eligible candidates must complete an online application form via the link:

Applicants must upload their recent passport photograph, valid means of identification (National I.D Card, Driver’s License, International Passport or Voters Card); and all academic certificates.

Qualifying Examinations Schedule

Only eligible candidates shall be invited for written Qualifying Examinations scheduled for Monday 25th January, 2021 by 10:00am.

Interview Schedule

Oral interview and screening of certificates shall be conducted for only candidates who successfully passed the qualifying examinations from Monday 1st February, 2021 to Saturday 6th February, 2021 by 10:00am daily.

(Candidates are to come with their acknowledgement slips printed online).

NB: Only successful candidates shall be notified through SMS for each stage of the recruitment process.

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This Application will last for 2 weeks from the date of this advertisement; i.e Application portal will be open from Monday 4th January, 2021 to midnight Saturday 16th January, 2021.

Gov. AbdulRazaq speaks:

Speaking on the recruitment exercise, the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said that opening the portal signals the beginning of a new process to fill schools in the State with qualified and competent tutors who will teach the children in basic classes and senior secondary schools across the length and breadth of Kwara State.

“It is an enormous task that we do not take for granted. It a task for which our administration will be judged — coming after we painfully nullified a process that had thrown up some 2,414 teachers. ​​

“Without mincing words, no patriotic person should defend the nullified process. It was egregiously faulty. Political interests had a field day dictating which individual got a place in our classrooms with scanty regard for merit. So bad was it that they overshot the legal approvals to engage just 1,100. I do not dispute that a few great hands survived the process.

“My heart bleeds that those ones were caught in our decision to start the process anew. However, such great hands were exceptions. A vast majority got the jobs because they knew somebody who knew somebody that knew somebody on the Ahmadu Bello Way. Those affected knew this to be true. We could not in good conscience allow that to stand, particularly after we initially gave everyone a chance to prove their worth. Those who messed up our efforts to reform the nullified process have been served their sanctions, mild or grave. 

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“As the new process begins, I see it as a bold attempt to reposition teaching in Kwara. It is a necessary complement to our ongoing infrastructural renewals (which will gulp over N14bn over the next two years) and the upcoming digital reforms of the education sector primed for the new year.

“We need everyone to support the effort. We are trying our best within the circumstances to create an enabling environment for businesses to grow and create jobs. However, I appeal to our people not to see the 4,701 teaching vacancies as an opportunity to just fix people up for jobs. It is not designed for such. Yes, 4,701 persons will get these jobs. But our sincere intention is that anyone who gets a slot does so because they merit it. This is why the process is clearly designed to be rigorous”, the Governor said.

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