Some civil servants holding promotion exams

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to conduct the year 2021 promotion examinations for eligible candidates in the Directorate Grades of the Federal Civil Service.

Mr Alaba Balogun, Deputy Director, Press/Public Relation Officer, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Balogun, the examination is scheduled to hold from Monday, March 21 to March 28, at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) Kubwa-Abuja.

“To this end, the FCSC in its circular of Feb. 10 to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government reeled out explicit and comprehensive guidance/schedule on the year 2021 promotion examinations.

“The examinations are for eligible directorate level officers in the Federal Civil Service.

“The Commission in its determined efforts to ensure smooth and seamless transition between accreditation and examinations has categorised eligible candidates from across the MDAs into different specified date.

“The dates are within the stipulated period of Feb. 21 to March 4 for physical accreditation,”Balogun said.

He said in full realisation of the importance of inclusive participation, the Commission had deliberately introduced the online accreditation for eligible pool officers in seven pilot MDAs.

They MDAs are—Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Others are: Federal Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.

He said the main objective of Commission’s additional online accreditation is to capture and make it easier for their directorate level officers nationwide and abroad to participate in the exercise.

“This is to achieve a successful outcome of the accreditation,” he said.

According to him, the examination will centre on knowledge of Civil Service, professional competence and general knowledge.

The FCSC, an extra-ministerial body under the Presidency, is statutorily mandated to conduct promotion evaluation/interview for officers in the Federal Civil Service. (NAN)

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