The Nigerian Army has begun its 2018 practical promotion examination for 173 officers from the rank of lieutenant to captain, an official said. Maj.-Gen. Adeku Salihu, the Examination President, flagged-off the one week exercise at the headquarters of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, on Monday.

Salihu, also the Commander of Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, Niger State, said the 173 male and female officers were drawn from formations and units across the country. “The candidates will be tested on their competence level, professional and intellectual ability in the discharge of their duties. “Candidates will be tested on tactics and low conflict; map reading; radio communication; skill-at-arms proficiency test; driving and maintenance; administration in field and French language.

“The test is intended to prepare candidates to attain the senior staff course and ascertain their improvement, knowledge and standard to military profession.