3,500 candidates sit for ASCON exam in Ogun

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No fewer than 3,500 candidates sat for the first phase of the 2016 Public Service entry examination conducted by the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) and other professional cadre examination in Ogun State Civil Service.


Speaking during the exercise held at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, the Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, Dr. (Mrs) Susan Aderonke Folarin said it was an entrance examination for those joining the service and those who want to change their cadre in order to enhance their progression in the Civil Service.

The Chairman maintained that the exercise was also meant to screen the candidates so as to get the best out of them, adding that series of interview would be held in due course.

According to Dr. (Mrs) Folarin ‘’the significant of this written examination is to select the best among the candidates into the Civil Service’’.

She said that candidates who sat for the examination cut across many cadres which include Information, Administrative, Engineering, Education and Agriculture Officers among others.

The team leader of ASCON, Mrs Cecilia Gaya commended the State Government for providing enabling environment for the conduct of the examination, saying that the examination would give room for the Government to get the best by allowing the candidates to defend their qualification and certificate.

Some of the participants, Miss Babatunde Enitan and Mr Sunday Obasade who spoke on the conduct of the examination said the environment was conducive and the quality of question set was up to standard, adding that it would give them the opportunity to exhibit the competency in them.

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