Applicants Commend RSG Over Online Recruitment


The Rivers State Government has received a thumb-up, following the on-going online recruitment exercise for 10,000 teachers and 4,000 non-teachers in the state.
Some applicants who spoke with The Tide in Port Harcourt, Wednesday said that the online system was the best way to show sincerity on the part of the government.
They pointed out that manual recruitment pattern has a way of encouraging fraud and other forms of cutting corners.
One of the applicants, Ihuoma Igwe, said that the digital process, added colour to the process, by reducing man-hour waste.
She recalled that analogue system would have been tasking with much irregularities recorded at the end.
Igwe explained that with the online system, that those without the required documents would be made to quit earlier. According to her, without the digital system, a lot of wastage would have been associated with the exercise, where someone would have been subjected to services of photo copying and binding process.
Another applicant, Vivian Abboh, said that the digital process would not allow those with “long legs” to hijack the exercise.
She noted that before the coming of the present government, that similar recruitments were shared among some top government functionaries.
Abboh hinted that the site,, was initially difficult to access but said that the traffic was now better. In his view, Aurthur Opara, an applicant, suggested online application format for every recruitment exercise to ensure fairness in the system.
He expressed regrets that those who never partook in any recruitment exercise were employed in previous exercises due to the porousness of the analogue system.
The Tide gathered that the ongoing online recruitment of 14,000 workers has made most computer centres in parts of the state to be smiling to the banks daily due to high patronage by the applicants.