The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday, February 3, made a stunning revelation concerning its recruitment exercise.
Spectrumtimes reports that the anti-graft agency said on its official Facebook page that after the expiration of the application process on Thursday, January 30, a total number of 376,631 applications were received by the commission.
The information revealed that there were only 220 vacant positions in the agency that are supported by budgetary allocation, adding that only applicants with specialised skills and required disciplines would be considered at the end of the exercise.
“Following the expiration of the deadline for submission of online applications for recruitment into the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, applicants and the general public should note the following:
That a total of 376,631 applications were received by 11.59 pm of January 30, 2020, to fill 220 available positions that are supported by budgetary allocation; that only applicants with specialized skills and required disciplines as listed here will be considered.
“They include Accountancy, Law, Economics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Forensic, Computer Science, Statistics/Mathematics, Mass Communications, Sociology, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Engineering, Procurement specialists and Forensic Experts,” the statement read.
ICPC further stated that the shortlisted applicants would be subjected to an online assessment test, a computer-based aptitude test, and a written assessment test that would qualify them for an oral interview and other stages of assessment.
It stated that no applications for the positions of assistant directors would be considered as the 2020 budgetary allocation approved for the commission (after the recruitment advertisement had been placed) does not provide for them;
The agency also noted that the online assessment test would cover the remaining advertised six job levels, and would be administered over a specific period to assess candidates’ IQ and logical reasoning.
It added that emails would be sent to the applicants by DCSL Corporate Services Ltd., the recruiting firm, prior to the assessment date informing them of the date and time of the test.
According to the information, the applicants who successfully scale through to the interview would be further subjected to background checks and certificate verification, adding that they would also undergo a polygraph test in addition to a paramilitary training that would last for at least 6 months to ascertain their physical fitness.