No fewer than 294 Army Officers on Sunday begun a weeklong Senior Staff Course Qualifying Examination, holding at Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, is conducting the examination.
The president of the Examination Board, Kelvin Aligbe, said the examination was a major prerequisite for officers to attend the Senior Staff Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AFCSC, Jaji and other staff colleges overseas.
Aligbe, a major-general, warned the officers against any form of malpractice during the examination.
However, he told them that if they were serious enough, they would ace the examination without having to worry about it
“I believe that while majority of you are on first attempt, others are attempting the examination for the second or third time.
“Let me assure you all that this is an examination you can pass without resorting to illegal or fraudulent means.”
Aligbe who is also the Commander TRADOC said members of the examination panel had been working in the past one week, putting together fair and acceptable requirements and solutions for the examination.
“The requirements are fair enough for any serious-minded candidate to tackle successfully.
“I will like to emphasize that your performance in this examination is a key determinant of your progress in the Nigerian Army.
“It is therefore important that you all put in the seriousness and determination that would produce the best result.”
He assured the candidates of the absolute integrity and understanding of members of the examination panel and directing staff.