The teachers hired by the Adegboyega Oyetola administration have pleaded with Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke to look into their situation and pay their salaries.
Four of the teachers who insisted that the proper procedures were followed in their recruitment also disclosed that one of their colleagues had passed away from depression.
In order to prevent more member losses, they also urged the government to lift the recruiting ban.
The Oyetola administration’s recruiting drive was terminated by the Ademola Adeleke administration at its outset via an executive decree.
At a press conference held on Monday in Osogbo, Owoyemi Abdulwasiu spoke on behalf of the teachers and explained that they were hired after purchasing application forms in 2020 and passing computer-based tests (CBT) in February 2021.
After meeting cut-off marks, they received invitations for oral interviews and microteaching, according to Owoyemi.
“To claim that the teachers’ employment was only based on politics would be unjust.
We have recorded no fewer than four deaths among us as a result of the depression of nullifying the appointment as class teachers, so it will be of great concern to know that the effect of nullifying our appointments as class teachers had already been felt, he said.