By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Oyo state Government has disclosed that a Computer Based Tests, (CBT), would be conducted within the 1st ten days of January, 2020 for over 7 thousand applicants who fulfilled necessary requirement for various posts in the state secondary health care.
This was revealed on Monday by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello, in a chat with Western Post News in Ibadan.
Dr. Bello explained that over 14 thousand applicants applied for jobs in the state health sector but were shortlisted to 7 thousand.
He further said – at the end of the exercise, only 533 experts would be employed, noting that the qualified applicants would be notified on or before January 4, 2020.
Speaking on reasons why the screening exercise was delayed, the Commissioner noted that the high number of the applicants poised a major challenge to the resource at hand.
He added that, the ministry also tried to reduce the cost of the exercise which amount to 5 million naira.
Dr. Bashir maintained that the exercise was necessary in order to fill the gap created by the shortage of medical personnel in the state government hospitals after the retirement of a sizeable number of health workers.