A recruitment test for teachers has been disrupted after a server glitch at the Osun State University (UNIOSUN).


The southwestern state had commenced the recruitment process to employ new teachers for public primary and secondary schools.

The test was to be held in 13 centres across Osun on Wednesday.

The exercise witnessed hitches in two centres in Osogbo and Ikire towns where the test was disrupted.


It is understood that UNIOSUN was listed as one centre where the assessment was to happen between March 27 and 28, 2024.

But Ademola Adesoji, the UNIOSUN PRO, in a statement, said the university witnessed a disruption in Osogbo and Ikire centres.

The PRO, who blamed the disruption on hackers, said the exercise would be rescheduled in the affected centres.


He said the suspected hackers attempted to invade the university’s servers. He said the damage inflicted on the server required time to resolve.

Adesoji said this resulted in an undue delay in the start of exams and caused the rescheduling of tests at two out of 13 centres.

“The management of Osun State University has disclosed that its server was hacked overnight by unknown criminals attempting to disrupt the teachers’ recruitment test,” the statement reads.

“We responded technically and frustrated attempts to breach our core software and question bank.


“The damage inflicted on the server required time to resolve, resulting in an undue delay in the start of exams and necessitating the rescheduling of tests at two out of thirteen centres.

“We are relieved that the hackers or opponents of this recruitment process have failed in their attempts to thwart us.

“Over the last eight or so hours, it has been a tough battle in our efforts to ensure the success of the Osun State government. Examinations have concluded at 11 out of the 13 locations today.

“However, the two problematic centres Osogbo and Ikire will be rescheduled based on the ministry’s decision.”


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