In a bid to assess the proficiency of officers for higher responsibilities, 286 officers of the Nigerian Army are participating in the 2023 Captain to Major practical examination. Maj.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe, Commander Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, addressed the candidates in Abeokuta, emphasizing the importance of the examination in the face of current security challenges.
During the examination, officers will be assessed on various aspects, including mental and physical fitness, communication, logical reasoning, and map reading. Maj.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe urged candidates to approach the examination with sincerity and emphasized that cheating and malpractice would not be tolerated.
The examination is designed to address global security challenges, especially terrorism and insurgency. Maj.-Gen. Aligbe noted that the candidates must score 50 percent in all subjects and achieve an overall aggregate of 60 percent to qualify for promotion from the rank of captain to major.
“This practical promotion examination from Captain to Major for these 286 officers across the country and beyond is to evaluate their proficiency for higher responsibilities and manpower development, especially in counter-terrorism and insurgency,” Maj.-Gen. Aligbe stated.
Maj.-Gen. Muhammed Usman, the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, highlighted the importance of the examination in building capacity for junior leadership to achieve national security objectives. He emphasized that the examination aimed to evaluate the proficiency of officers and develop their junior leadership capabilities for higher responsibilities in the Nigerian Army.