COAS flags off maiden edition of Captain to Major written promotion exam

  • Gen Yahaya urges participants to avoid any form of examination malpractice

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has flagged off the Maiden Edition of the Captain to Major Written Promotion Examination Direct Regular Commission (CMWPE DRC) 2023.

The exercise is taking place at the Muhammadu Buhari Auditorium, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport (NASST) Benin City Edo State.

In his remarks, the COAS stated that, CMWPE DRC 2023 is the first of its kind in the history of NA, which is aimed at bridging the gaps observed in professional military education.

He noted that the candidates are most privileged to be the pioneers of the examination, which is in line with his command philosophy and the desire to develop the capability and capacity of NA personnel.

The Army Chief reiterated that, the examination was meant to develop competency and promote professionalism among all commissions in the Army which is in line with his vision of having “A professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Mission within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”.

He added that “the examination is to ensure that all officers are competent in their chosen career as well as highly proficient in their respective corps”.

Similarly, Gen Yahaya noted that the examination was not meant to witch-hunt anyone, it is rather an objective assessment to promote self-improvement and career development.

This is also to ensure that officers are fit in for all situations when the need arises.
General Yahaya advised candidates to avoid any form of examination malpractice which compromise the set processes, warning that such acts will lead to immediate disqualification and further military disciplinary actions.

While appreciating the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari for the support and confidence reposed in the Army, Gen Yahaya also commended the Exam President and Commander Training and Doctrine Command Nigerian Army (TRADOC NA) Maj Gen Stevenson Olabanji for his efforts at making the preparations for the conduct of examinations a successful one.

He also applauded the Corps Commander Supply and Transport and Commandant Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport for providing a conducive environment for the conduct of the examination.

Also in attendance during the event were Comd TRADOC NA, Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters, Corps Commander Supply and Transport, the General Officer Commanding 2 Division NA, Commandant NASST, other Senior officers, members of the Examination Panel, and Directing Staff.

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