The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, CFR has described the Computer Based Test (CBT) Confirmation and Promotion (COMPRO) Examination being conducted by the Office as part of the ongoing reforms under digitalization pillar of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan (FCSSIP 25). Dr. Yemi Esan, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi stated this while addressing Media, on a tour round the COMPRO examination centers within the Federal capital Territory.
She affirmed that the exercise is part of walking the talk on the on-going digitalization drive of the OHCSF, which is aimed at improving service delivery to the citizenry. According to her, the paperless COMPRO Examination is meant to test the knowledge of Officers about Service and how well they will be able to cope with assignments as Public Servants in the overall interest of the country. She further noted that the COMPRO examination was a highly rated and seamless examination with less human influence, which will give way to transparency and prompt release of results, unlike in the past where a lot of bulk question and answer sheets of papers were handled, resulting to human interference in the assessment Officers.
While revealing that it was the first CBT COMPRO Examination for junior Officers of the Federal Public Service, the HoCSF commended the level of comportment and commitment witnessed at the examination centers visited. She also acknowledged improvement on computer usage by various candidates, which was a plus compared to that of the previous year.
Addressing the Media on measures put in place to avoid compromise of the system, the Director, Learning and Development OHCSF, Mr. Atabor Adamu, stressed that that some of the challenges encountered last year have been addressed through the upgrade of the portal system and introduction of electronic devices. He added that the conduct of the CBT COMPRO Examination exercise was a seamless one due to awareness and dogged determination by Dr. Yemi-Esan to reposition the Service for effective service delivery.
The CBT COMPRO Examination exercise for the year 2023 featured 9,300 candidates across the country, the Federal Capital Territory had 1,600 candidates, in four (4) Centers.
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September 13, 2023.