The State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has approved release of the 2020 promotions for Civil Servants, with arears.

The Head of Civil Service, Elder Effiong Essien, made this Known today, Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021at the Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio auditorium, venue of the pre-examination Seminar organized by the Civil Service Commission, to prepare candidates due for promotion this year.

According to the Head of Civil Service, the policy of re-training and re- assessing workers through pre- promotion Seminar and Examination in-line with the Public Service Reforms, has yielded tremendous result, by enthroning competitiveness, equity, justice and fair play for all within the service.

Elder Essien described as counter productive the previous policy were workers got promoted after spending the mandatory three or four years on a post. He explained that the process gave rise to a decline in personnel output, as officers spared no time for self development to meet service demands, through the reading of Civil Service Rules, Extant Circulars and other Service Documents. He said he was happy that the new policy of staff promotion has made training and reassessment of workers, mandatory.

The Head of Civil Service appreciated Governor Udom Emmanuel for approving the release of 2020 promotion and the conduct of the 2021 promotion which is in process, in addition to his lofty policies, and favourable desposition to workers’ welfare describing him as worker- friendly. He charged the Workers to be more committed to their duties to reciprocate the Governor’s benevolence.

Elder Essien re- iterated Government’s continued support to its agencies charged with the responsibility of ensuring the well-being and career progression of its employees.

He commended the Civil Service Commission, led by Mrs. Ekereobong Umoh, whom he described as a seasoned bearucrat, for delivering on its mandate by paying prompt attention to staff matters and the adequate arrangements made to ensure the convenience of participants at the Seminar.

He urged the candidates to actively participate in the seminar to equip themselves for the examinations and optimal productivity.

In her address, the Chairman Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Ekerebong Umoh, maintained that the Pre- Examination Seminar aside preparing candidates for promotion examination, is in-line with the Government’s training and re-training effort aimed at opening the path of all career Public Servants to work his/ her way to the top in the Service.

The Commission Chairman emphasized the need for every public officer to be involved in the management of government business irrespective of area of speciality. She reasoned that staff should have a fair knowledge of the workings of the service and be familiar with the basic tools required for effective performance of his \ her functions. These include General Principles of Management, Financial Management in Government, Office Practice, Public Service Rules and Use of English and current affairs.

The Chairman informed that the Examination will take place on the November 27, 2021 with the candidates grouped to write the examination at various venues, as follows:

i. Community Secondary School, Aka Offot, Uyo – for SGL 06-08
ii. Cornelia Cornely College, Afaha Oku, Uyo – for SGL 09 (GSO, MOW, HMB)
iii. Uyo High School, Oron Road, Uyo SGL 09( in other MDAs, except General Services Office, Ministry of Works, and Hospitals Management Board.)

iv. West Itam Secondary School, Itam -Salary Grade level 10.
v. Four Towns Comprehensive Secondary School,Abak Road, Uyo for SGL 12-16.

She charged the candidates to observe COVID-19 guidelines and general examination rules to ensure a hitch free exercise.

The Commission Boss advised the candidates to approach the Seminar with vigour and the resolve to learn and prepare well for the examination and progression to the next level of their Career.

In her remarks, The Permanent Secretary Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Mfonobong Ukim, thanked the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, for approving the the conduct of the 2021 promotion Seminar/ Examination, and the release of 2020 promotion.

Also present at the event were some Permanent Secretaries, Resource Persons and Directors in the Civil Service Commission.

Press Unit
Office of the Head of Civil Service.

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