67 Federal Civil service Directors Fails Perm Sec promotion Exams

Sixty-five of the initial 85 directors invited to seat for promotion and appointments to the post of Permanent Secretary in the federal civil service failed to scale through, leaving only 18 that successfully scaled through the exercise.

The successful ones are expected to participate in the final stage of oral interview slated for Friday after scaling the Information Communication Technology (ICT) test and other procedures.



The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) had on Tuesday published the result of the written exam it conducted for directors from different states across the nation to fill vacant positions of permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.

According to a circular with reference number HCSF/PS/CMO/178/VOL.11/85, dated 7th November 2023, those who passed the written exam have been invited for a proficiency test tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8, at 8 a.m. The test is to take place at the Muhammadu Buhari Centre, National Intelligence Agency, Asokoro Abuja by 10 a.m.


The circular shows that out of the 85 Directors cleared to sit for the written exam, 61 of them failed to meet the minimum mark of 50 per cent as only 20 of them passed, while the other four candidates were absent. No reason was stated for their not turning up.

The circular titled, ‘Result of the written examination for the appointment of permanent secretaries conduction on 6th November 2023, was signed by Dr Ernest Afolabi, Umakhihe, on behalf of the examination committee.


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