A significant number of directors have fallen short of the required standards in the ongoing promotion examination for the esteemed position of Permanent Secretary in the federal civil service. Out of the 85 directors initially invited to participate, only 20 emerged successful, according to Dr Folasade Yemi- Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS).
Dr Yemi-Esan further revealed that four candidates failed to show up for the examination, potentially due to apprehension about their performance. It is worth noting that candidates must score a minimum of 50% to progress to the next stage of the examination, as emphasized by M.A Ahmed, the Director of Communications at the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).
Additionally, Ahmed highlighted that a mere 20 candidates met the criteria for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency test. This outcome underscores the rigorous nature of the examination process and the importance of demonstrating proficiency in key areas.