Gen Aligbe warns Army senior staff course qualifying exam candidates against malpractices

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By John Gabriel

The Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Nigerian Army, Major General Kevin Aligbe, has warned officers for the 2023 Senior Staff Course Qualifying Examination to shun any form of examination malpractices.

He said the Nigerian Army would not condone any form of examination malpractices as it would undermine the sanctity and integrity of the examination standard.

Lieutenant Colonel Sani Uba, Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement, said General Aligbe gave the advice to candidates at Lieutenant General AO Ihejirika Auditorium in Jaji Military Cantonment near Kaduna.

According to the statement, the examination, aside from being a major prerequisite to attend the Senior Staff Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji and any other subscribed staff colleges overseas, is a criterion for promotion to the rank of Major in the Nigerian Army.

It further said that the examination is aimed at evaluating the proficiency of the officers of the rank of Captain while developing their junior leadership capabilities in the Nigerian Army, adding that it also helps the Army to produce problem-solving officers bearing in mind the nation’s current security challenges in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s command philosophy.

“The examination is a key determinant in the career progression of the candidates. The examination template is channelled towards effective training and retraining of personnel in all Nigerian Army training institutions with a view to producing well-trained, highly professional and motivated manpower for the Nigerian Army,” he said.

This, he said, is in line with the Chief of Army Staff philosophy for the Nigerian Army, which is “To transform the Nigerian Army into a well-trained, equipped and highly-motivated force towards achieving our constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment.”

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