About 2, 672 federal civil servants scaled through this year’s directorate level promotion examinations, representing more than 29 percent increase compared to those who sat for same exams last year.
A press statement signed by the spokesman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) Joel Oruche said a total of 4, 493 officers participated in the 2013 promotion for the directorate levels, with 2, 672, representing 59. 57 percent emerging successful.
Oruche explained that the latest record is “against 2012 record of 4, 034 officers with only 1, 229 being promoted representing 30. 6 percent of the participants.”
He added that the improved scores was as a result of steps taken by the FCSC and other stakeholders led by the Chairman of the Commission Deaconess Joan Olatoyosi Ayo to ensure a fair and objective exercise.
According to him, measures that resulted in the success include: “Putting on hold the indiscriminate transfer of officers into Federal Civil Service, abolition of proper placement which is an aberration that is not traceable to any rules and regulations or guidelines in the civil service.
“Others are strict adherence and enforcement of cancellation of notional promotion and streamlining of promotion exercises on annual basis which has led to clearance of promotion backlog.”