We are shocked by poor performance of candidates for Delta promotion examination — Sir Ofili


Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Delta State

Civil Service Commission Consultant Committee report chairman, Sir Okey Ofili has said that a total of 1,356 candidates who took part in the promotion examination from levels 1- 10 at the State civil service, performed poorly, disclosing that from the answer scripts submitted, all the candidates abysmally failed, adding that, “the performance of the candidates that took the examination this year was far below that of last year.”

Sir Okey Ofili who spoke to journalists in Asaba however attributed the massive failure to the fact that they had no benefit of attending the refresher course due to the COVID-19 Pandemic  and thanked the chairman of the commission, Mrs. Patience Nkem Okwuofu for finding him worthy to serve and wished the commission all the best in the discharge of its duties.Speaking earlier, the chairman of the commission, Mrs. Patience Nkem Okwuofu disclosed that she had received the report of the five- man Consultants Committee that handled the 2020 Civil Service Commission Examination held for for Officers on Grade levels 1-10 in the service, adding that the poor performances of the civil servants in the examination, noticed in the report, might be as a result of the refresher course that was not conducted before the examination due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and thanked the consultants for their efforts to see that the commission succeeded in their efforts to transform the State’s Civil Service.

In another development, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has said that the 2021 budget estimates of the Ministry of Information  and its parastatals at the Ministry of Economic Planning, Asaba, was to stop malicious elements from taking advantage of the media space to report falsehood about the state government and its institutions, and thus create a wrong impression of the government in the public mind.While highlighting some of the operational challeges of Delta Printing and Publishing Company Limited ( DPPCL), Publishers of The  Pointer  Newspaper, Delta Broadcasting Service ( DBS) Asaba and Warri, the Commissioner emphasized the need for an effective and harmonized information delivery system in the state, adding that like The Pointer, both the state- run Delta Broadcasting Service ( DBS) Asab and Warri, deserved to be effectively repositioned,by way of the effective provision of resources, to optimally function and serve the government and public.

Aniagwu however harped on the need for a sustainable strategic media partnership with national channels to boost effforts of the local media, even as he also assured of repositioning the state media outfits to be ultimately become self- sufficient in the long run.