From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The Nigerian Army has commenced the 2019” Lieutenant to Captain” promotion examination for qualified officers drawn from various army units across the country.
Two hundred and fifty six candidates from different courses to participate in the exercise, the army has said.
Major General Ademo Salihu, the Promotion Examination President while addressing both Directing Officers and candidates during the opening ceremony of the exercise held at 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, gave the essence for the exercise.
He said, ”The objective of the exercise is to prepare candidates for selection to attend the junior staff course, ascertain candidates’ level of improvement, knowledge and standard in the military profession and assist Nigerian Army in their career planning. “
He warned the Directing Officers who would conduct the exercise, against being sentiment in their assessment and judgement, urging them to strictly observer the rules of the game.
Mr Salihu said if any candidate was cut indulging in examination malpractice or disobeying the rules and regulations of the exercise, they would be disqualified and returned to their unites.
“ While conducting the exercise, I call on the directing officers to put sentiment aside and do what is right. I urge you not to compromise in the process. Anyone cuts compromising, will be barred from participating in conducting promotion examination and will be delt accordingly,” Mr Salihu said.
Salihu also warned candidates to conduct themselves accordingly.
“ You are to avoid act capable of tarnishing your image or terminating your carrier prematurely. If you are found in examination malpractice, you will be disqualified, “ he said.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, the Commanding Officer 3 Division, Major General Nuhu Angbazo, asked the examination team to be fair to everyone to ensure success of the exercise.
The candidates are expected to write exams in tactics and law intensity conflict, driving and maintenance, administration in the field, French map reading, communication and skill at arms proliferation test.