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JAMB Conducts Recruitment Test For 162,410 NCS Candidates, (JAMB) has conducted a recruitment test nationwide for the 162, 410 candidates who applied to join Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted a recruitment test nationwide for the 162, 410 candidates who applied to join the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The examination, which is under third-party arrangements, took place in 243 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the country.No fewer than 3,200 eligible men and women are needed to fill the 800 vacancies in the superintendent cadre category while 2,400 spaces are up for grabs in the Customs Inspector and Customs Assistant Cadre (CAC) of the General Duty Category (GDC).

The officers and men of the NCS were on ground at the examination venue to see to the smooth conduct of the examination.The NCS had announced that 162,410 applicants were shortlisted for the various cadres advertised in the national dailies.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has stated that its desire to conduct a credible recruitment test was the reason for the engagement of the services of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to carry out the
exercise.

The Deputy Comptroller General and Head of Human Resources, Mr. Sanusi Umar gave this hint in Abuja On Thursday, 16th January, 2020, while monitoring the NCS recruitment examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The Head of Human Resources Development, NCS said that the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hamid Ali, is passionate about conducting a transparent and credible exercise
devoid of rancor, mistrust or suspicion,hence the decision to engage the services of JAMB whose track record in the
conduct of credible examinations and timely release of result is noteworthy.Mr. Umar stated that JAMB was also contracted for the exercise as it has the capacity as well as the facilities to conduct large-scale assessment irrespective of the population of applicants.Mr. Umar who monitored the examination in some selected centres,such as Emerald CBT Centre in Zuba, Chamcity, Maitama and Professional
Testing Centre, Kogo and the Headquarters, Bwari, submitted that the exercise was peaceful and orderly as applicants arrived at the centres on time
adding that there were no records of infractions during the examination.Similarly, in an exclusive interview with JAMB Bulletin, the DCG, HR, disclosed that in the recent past, the NCS had collaborated with the Board in the conduct of its Staff Promotion Examination where the Board rendered extraordinary performance, hence the decision of the NCS to ask the Board to handle the Recruitment Examination as well.
DCG Umar also revealed that prior to the conduct of the recruitment test, NCS had engaged a consultant who had pruned down the total number of applications received totaling about 830,000 to the final figure of 162, 410 that eventually took the examination He said, “We hired a consultant who
developed a template based on set criteria to arrive at the figure. And in line with the spirit of transparency and fairness, the CG, NCS, had directed that the recruitment exercise should be devoid of underhand dealings and that is what we have set out to do, hence the adoption of JAMB as our logical choice. The concern of the CG is simply to recruit personnel that would take the NCS to the next level.”

The DGS added, “Everybody knows that the present leadership of JAMB is synonymous with integrity and by engaging the Board, the public would know we do not have any hidden agenda.”The JAMB Bulletin interacted with some of the applicants: Mr. Jidda Abdullahi and Miss Musa Amen who commended the various stages of screening before they were admitted into the examination hall.

 

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