Sixty-five directors in the Federal Civil Service have failed to meet the cut-off mark at the ongoing promotion examination for the position of Permanent Secretary with only 20 directors scaling through the exercise.
Only 20 directors out of 85 initially invited to sit for promotion to the post of Permanent Secretary in the federal civil service have successfully scaled through the exercise.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOS), Dr Folasade Yemi- Esan, announced this following the release of the results on Tuesday.
Yemi- Esan emphasised the importance of meritocracy and integrity in the selection process.
She said: “It should not be about the number of successful candidates but the quality of the candidates.”
According to her, out of 85 candidates, four of them did not show up for the examination perhaps due to fear of failing.
Also, Director of Communications, M.A Ahmed, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, further explained that candidates are required to score a minimum of 50% before proceeding to the next stage of the examination.
He added that only 20 candidates qualified for the for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency test slated for today in Abuja.