by crossriverwatch admin
Baring any change of mind, any civil servant in Cross River State who is seeking promotion is to write examination through online platform as part of the digitalization reform policy of the state civil service.
Those that are involved directly in this policy are those seeking promotion to be Director, Deputy Director and Assistant director.
Non proficiency in the usage of computer may jeopardize the chances of progression of this cadre in the State Civil Service.
The decision to effect this policy was taken by the management team of the office of the Head of Service at its 22nd meeting held in Calabar recently with the Head of service in attendance.
The meeting chaired by the Head of Service, Ntunkae Mary-Theresa Ikwen emphasized on the importance attached to the digitalization of the service by government saying that a circular to that effect would soon be issued out to all MDAs.
“The 2014 Directors examination and the regular service promotion examination to be conducted by the Civil Service Commission would be conducted on-line, please all concerned should be trained towards that direction because there is no going back” she said.
The meeting reminded Civil/Public Servants of the on-going training exercise for beneficiaries of HP Laptops and advised all to come to the training ground with their laptops as roll call of beneficiaries would be taken.
She warned that anyone who has collected the laptop and fails to show up with it at the training venue would be sanctioned.
Some of the top civil servants who spoke on condition of anonymity expressed their misgivings about the workability of online examination for largely analogue workers given the period and lack of awareness.
“Lofty as the idea might looked due to the globalization and the information age, the processes and laid down procedure to follow in the state civil service in Cross River State which is largely analogue is faulty.
“They refused to employ the young ones who are in tune with this digitalization who would have forced some of us indirectly to learn” one of our respondents said.
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