No fewer than 250 Ekiti State civil servants in the Directorate cadre, on Tuesday, sat for the Capacity Assessment Examination aimed at enhancing the capacity of personnel working for the State Government.
This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode.
The senior workers, who are on grade levels 14 to 17, converged on the School of Nursing Ado Ekiti to write the examination which lasted for four hours.
Speaking on government’s intent on the examination, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Establishment and Trainings, Mr. Lekan Aiyeleso, said the assessment examination was part of the new Civil Service Transformation Strategy of the state government introduced to assess the capacity of officers in respect of service delivery.
While explaining that the assessment was different from promotion examination, the Permanent Secretary allayed fears of retrenchment, saying the assessment would enable government to know the appropriate field where an officer should be posted based on their competence.
He said, “The essence of this one is for government to be able to determine or analyse the personnel in the Directorate level. It will also enable government know the training needs of the workers.
“This examination has nothing to do with retrenchment and if we all look back, Mr Governor has been saying this consistently since he came on board that he has no intention to retrench any worker except any worker who sends himself or herself out of service.”
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