FG demands N5,000 promotional exam fee for doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, others

Folasade Yemi Esan
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Newly appointed medical doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, para-military and some other categories of professionals under the employment of the Federal Government will undergo the “2023 compulsory confirmation/promotion examinations” from August to September.

This is according to a memo obtained from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on Tuesday.

The memo, dated June 20, was signed by the Head of Civil Service, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, and was addressed to the Chief of Staff to the President, Office of the Secretary General of the Federation, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chairmen of commissions, agencies and parastatals, among others.

For the senior officers, the memo noted that, “a non-refundable examination fee of N5,000 is payable by each candidate as cost of materials and logistics/transport/venues for the conduct of the examinations as approved by the Federal Public Service Examination Board.”

However, the sum of N3,000 will be paid by the junior officers.

The memo, which was exclusively sighted by our correspondent in Abuja, stated that: “The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has approved the conduct/management of the year 2023 Compulsory Confirmation/Promotion Examination for newly-appointed administrative officers, foreign affairs officers, executive officers, police officers, paramilitary and other professionals in the Federal Public Service.”

The memo explained that the exam, which is 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 memo also noted that the examinations, which will take place in all states of the federation will hold between Tuesday, August 22 and Friday, August 25,2023 for the junior officers while the examination for the senior officers will hold from September 19 to September 22.

“Any officer who fails to pass the examinations after three consecutive attempts shall be required to resign or withdraw from the service in accordance with Public Service Rules 060203 and 060204,” the memo noted.


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