Chairman, Oyo state House committee on Education,Hon. Oluwafemi Fowokanmi, has dissociated himself from the widely circulated cut-off marks for subjects in the last conducted TESCOM CBT exercise in the state.
He said that the decision on the cut-off mark for the test will be determined by the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), calling on all pplicants that sat for the test to disregard information credited to him as regards the cut-off mark to be adopted by the commission.
Hon. Fowokanmi stated that information circulating in the social media is pure misinformation aimed at misleading the general public particularly applicants that took part in the exercise.
The Education Committee Chairman said that anything that relates to collection and submission of form, conduct, marking and grading of score, up to release of cut-off mark are responsibilities of TESCOM as a body.
He clarified that contents of the message was referred to conversion exercises carried out by TESCOM for Non-Teaching staff who wanted to convert to teaching staff in June/July 2020, saying that it has nothing to do with TESCOM fresh applicants who recently sat for CBT exercise.
Honourable Fowokanmi therefore called on all concerned to rely on and regard information from TESCOM as authentic, reliable and credible.
Information has been going round on social media that the commission should lower the cut-off mark to 20 percent to allow more people to participate in the oral test.
The results of the Computer-based test conducted by TESCOM which was released on Saturday, 29th August, 2020, has been greeted with a lot of mixed reactions, leaving applicants in the pool of skepticism and fear of the unknown.
Meanwhile, series of appeals have been flying around on the social media platforms, that due to perceived “mass failure”, the cut-off marks should be lowered. However, selection criteria remain the hallmark of the commission (TESCOM) saddled with the responsibility.
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