At least twenty-one directors on Salary Grade Level 17 in the Federal Civil Service who recently wrote the permanent secretaries' qualification examination failed.
The directors, on Monday, joined a total of 46 senior officers in Abuja who partook in the exam, The PUNCH had reported.
The remaining 25 who passed the examination, are now qualified for the next stage, which is the Information Communication Technology proficiency test holding on Thursday, today 3rd June 2020.
Although the Federal Government had in May announced the shortlisting of 47 directors for the examination among the 51 candidates who earlier faced a panel, results of only 46 directors were seen on the list obtained on Wednesday.
The document, titled 'Re; Selection exercise for the appointment of permanent secretaries in the federal civil service,' was dated June 1, 2021, and signed by Sunny Echocho on behalf of the examination committee.
25 directors who passed the written examination scored 50 and above in the examination.
The 21 directors who failed the examination were those who scored below 50.
A candidate with 33.5 was the director with the lowest score in the examination.
The director with 68.5 was the candidate with the highest score.
Names of the officials were, however, not indicated on the document.
The candidates were identified by their service numbers.
Those who pass the ICT test on Thursday will qualify for the last stage, which is an interactive session with a broad-based panel of experts and practitioners.
The candidates are competing to fill the vacancies of retired permanent secretaries and those retiring this year in five states of the federation.
The affected states are Ekiti, Katsina, Nasarawa, Enugu, and Lagos.