The Federal Government, FG, has approved mandatory examination for top echelon of the Federal Public Service in 2023, as announced by Permanent Secretary, Management Career Service, Marcus Ogunbiyi, in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation on Tuesday, 20th June, 2023.
Ogunbiyi stated that, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has approved the conduct/management of the year, 2023 compulsory confirmation and promotion examination for newly appointed administrative officers, foreign affairs officers, executive officers, police officers, paramilitary and other professionals in the federal public service.
According to him, examination which is to be conducted by the career management office of the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, is a statutory requirement for the career progression of all staff in the Public Service.
“The examination has been scheduled to take place all over the federation, from Tuesday, 19th – Friday 22nd September, 2023. Any officer who could not pass the examination after three consecutive attempts, shall be required to resign or withdraw from the service in accordance with Public Service Rules 060203 and 060204 as stated: (i) 060203 – “An officer who fails the Examination after three consecutive attempts shall by virtue of such failures be required to resign or withdraw from the service”. (ii) 060204 – “An officer who fails to take the confirmation examination after 3 years of his/her first appointment shall be required to resign from Service”, the permanent secretary noted.
Ogunbiyi added that; Officers eligible to sit for the examinations are, Administrative Officers/Professionals (Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Nurses etc) appointed directly into the Federal Public Service on first appointment; Administrative – Officers/Professionals (Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Nurses etc) promoted from junior posts, who are yet to be confirmed; Administrative Officers/Professionals transferred from other Scheduled Services who at the date of transfer are under the age of 40 years and have not satisfied conditions for confirmation; All unconfirmed Professionals e.g Doctors, Engineers, Architects, Surveyors that are in Government employment; Officers appointed on first appointment as Executive Officers; Executive Officers transferred from other scheduled services who at the date of transfer are under the age of 40 years and have not satisfied conditions for confirmation; and Unconfirmed Assistant Executive Officers promoted from junior posts.
Furthermore, he said that the candidate(s)’ Head of Department, must countersign their printed slip generated from the portal. Slips that are not signed by the Director, Human Resource and Administration, will not be accepted during accreditation at the Examination Centre. The letter of First Appointment supporting the candidate’s application should be uploaded while filling the online Form.
The registration will be done online via the COMPRO Portal on www.ohcsf.gov.ng while the examination will be done by Computer Based Test, CBT.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas