The Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command Today, has commenced promotion examination in Sokoto for 150 Captains moving to the rank of Major, from different Army formations across the country.
Addressing the candidates on Monday, TRADOC Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ademoh Salihu, said the officers were selected for the 2018 Captain to Major Practical Promotion Examinations to prepare them for junior staff course.
Salihu urged the candidates to ensure that honesty and hard work remain their guiding principles.
He cautioned them that any form of examination malpractice and indiscipline would attract severe sanction.
Salihu, who is also the President, Army Examination Panel, explained that the test was compulsory for the personnel and would determine their career growth in the army.
He told the candidates that the questions were simple, realistic and in accordance with the Nigerian Army syllabus; adding, however, that a candidate must score at least 50 per cent in each paper and 60 per cent overall aggregate score.
According to him, the exercise is also to assess candidates’ level of improvement, standards in military profession, competitive spirit and knowledge of work places.
“The exercise is aimed at assisting Nigerian Army in planning and other tactical operational needs,’’. he said.
Speaking also, the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Stevenson Olabanji, advised the candidates not to panic or regard the examination as a do-or-die affair.
“I am optimistic that the questions will not be difficult for you to handle, as they are likely to be within the scope of your knowledge.
“I urge the examiners to be transparent, not to be involved in any form of wrong doing in order to uphold the integrity and image of the Nigerian Army,’’ Olabanji said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was attended by Army Secretary, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, among other officials.