Only 11 of the 21 directors on salary Grade Level 17 in the Federal Civil Service who sat for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) proficiency test held on Thursday as part of the process of appointing them as permanent secretaries qualified for the last stage of the exercise.
This is contained in a circular titled, ‘Re: Examination for the Appointment of Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service,’ dated June 3, 2021 and signed by Sunny Echocho, an architect, on behalf of the examination committee.
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This means that 10 others failed to scale through in the quest to fill the permanent secretary vacancies in the five states of Ekiti, Katsina, Nasarawa, Enugu and Lagos.
The 11 successful directors were part of the 21 directors among the previous 46 senior officers who took the examination on Monday in Abuja.
They will, on Monday, June 7 meet for an interactive session with a broad-based panel of experts and practitioners, who are expected to pick only five of the 11 directors.
The federal government had in May announced the shortlist of 47 directors for the examination among the 51 candidates who earlier faced a panel, with only 46 directors scaling to the next stage.