The message says that “the Government of Lagos State hereby invites applications for the following position” and lists 18 different subjects the teachers will be employed to teach and what qualifications are required. It then gives a link where teachers are invited to apply.
But is this a legitimate recruitment exercise? We checked.
‘Recruitment closed, recent message fraudulent’
On 21 June 2022, the state government warned that the teachers’ recruitment application, which was also posted on blogs and in tweets, was fraudulent and not from the state teaching service commission.
“The Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (Tescom) has disclaimed an online post requesting some categories of graduates to apply for Lagos State teaching jobs, saying that the publication is the handiwork of fraudulent-minded individuals,” the warning read.
The statement was signed by the chairperson of the commission, Olabisi Ariyo. He also said that Tescom would always officially announce any upcoming recruitment drives.