Quality Check! 222 Federal Directors fail PermSecs exams

Results of the examinations to fill the 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries taken by directors from ministries, department and agencies of the federal government MDAs has shown that out of 300 who sat for the exam, two hundred and twenty-two failed.

NAN reports that out 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 78 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.

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.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. chisom Janefrances

    Wow!!! I can’t believe Anambra is among the successful candidates that wil represent the permanent secretaries…… Congrats to them.

  2. bravo,Anambra state no dey carry last. one love to my state.

  3. Chukwurah chinwike Christopher

    What will happen to the rest if 20 are to be considered out of 78 …..we are heading to nowhere

    When will this issue of unemployment stop in this nation

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