Two hundred and twenty-two of the 300 directors from ministries, department and agencies of the federal government MDAs who sat for the examinations to fill the 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries have failed.
Of the 300 that sat for the examination on “Relevant Public Service and Policy Issues” held at the National Defence College (NDC) Auditorium, Abuja on Monday only 78 passed.
The successful candidates yesterday sat for the second level “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Assessment Test” held at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Utako, Abuja.
The 78 directors will today attend the third and final level “Oral Interview/Interactive Session” at the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of Federation in Abuja.
The week-long exercise was announced in separate memos by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office (CMO) in the Office of Head of Service of the Federation (OHoCSF) Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, led the technical committee and other federal officers to supervise yesterday’s Computer Based Test (CBT) exercise.
In line with the Federal Character Principle one permanent secretary is appointed per state as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The states which successful candidates will represent as permanent secretaries are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo and Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and the FCT.
The change in policy for the federal permanent secretaries to write examinations is said to be part of the resolutions of the National Council on Establishment (NEC) held July 2016 in Minna, Niger State. – Daily Trust.