The Commander, Training and Doctrine Command Nigerian Army, Major General Stephenson Olabanji, has urged members of the Examination Panel and Directing Staff for Senior Staff Course Qualifying Examination 2022 to continually uphold the virtue of integrity and good character.
Olabanji drew their attention on absolute need to uphold the sanctity, security and integrity of examination processes throughout the examination period.
The TRADOC Commander, who is also the president of the exam board, stressed the need to produce officers with impeccable characters, capable of tackling the contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country.
He made the assertion while addressing Members of the Examination panel and observers on Sunday, at the Ihejirika Auditorium, Jaji, near Kaduna State.
According to him, in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s vision, the onus has been placed on TRADOC to create a new regime for realistic training for the Nigerian Army, hence the training institutions are being repositioned to train officers and men who can collectively achieve the objective of the COAS.
Olabanji then tasked the members of the Examination team to stay above board in conduct, integrity and uprightness, as examination is not meant to weed off officers from the service, but to improve their capacity and capability in discharging their constitutional responsibilities.
He added that they were selected based on their known abilities and uprightness, thus they have and should upheld the trust the system has put in them by diligently carrying out their tasks without any prejudice.
Earlier in his welcome address to the TRADOC NA and Examination teams, the Chief Host and Commander Infantry Corps, Maj. Gen Vicent O. Ezugwu appreciated the COAS for his continuous support to ensuring officers of the Nigerian Army were properly trained, adding that Headquarter, Infantry Corps Centre would ensure that the security and administration of all participating members are adequately handled.
He also expressed the preparedness of the Centre to make the examination the best conducted in recent times while thanking the Army Chief for providing adequate logistics required for the hosting and smooth conduct of the examination.
In continuation with the series of activities lined up for the SSCQE 2022, the Examination President advised the candidates to be diligent and hard working in pursuance of their career and academic excellence within the ambit of the law, as there is no short cut to success.
He urged them to carve a niche for themselves while adapting to the dynamics of the modern day warfare.
“I want you to know that, NA has zero tolerance on cheating, aiding, abating and any form of examination malpractices. The SSCQE is a promotional examination as well as gateway to attend Senior Staff Course for the NA officers of the rank of Captain to Major.
“Over two hundred candidates are currently partaking in the week-long examination exercise”, he stated.