Smooth conduct of career service exams in Northern Samar observed
By Ailene N. Diaz
Catarman, Northern Samar (23 October) -- There were no irregularities noted in the recently held career service exams in Northern Samar. This was the assessment of CSC provincial director Michael de la Cruz in the conduct of the Civil Service professional and sub-professional examinations last Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the Catarman National High School.
“There were no reports of cheating, leakage nor impersonation”, de la Cruz noted. Hence, the conduct of the exams could be rated as generally successful, de la Cruz who served as the local examination committee chair added.
However, there were only 963 out of 985 examinees who were able to take the examinations. According to de la Cruz, some examinees did not bring with them their IDs. Such requirement is very important as the Civil Service Commission strictly implements the “no ID, no exams” policy. Also, when the exam proper started, examinees who reported late were no longer allowed to take the exams.
Dela Cruz further said that the results of the examination will be made available after a month. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will provide the CSC regional and provincial offices with the master list of exam passers.
Examinees who failed in the exams will be given an official notice by the commission. Successful examinees can get their individual exam results from the CSC regional office. However, they can authorize the CSC provincial director to get such results.
The names of exam passers will also be made available on the CSC website or through the internet. The exam rating will not however be included in the web data. Only the remarks “PASSED” will be included.
The same examinations will be administered next year. “Those who were not able to take the said exams still have the chance to participate next year,” De la Cruz further said. He also acknowledged the assistance of his partners Cyril Nathan S.M. Eamiguel (Director II, Leyte province) who served as the local committee co-chair and Emmanuel Fuentes (OIC, Training Department of CSC regional office) who served as chief examiner for investigation. Those who assisted in the exams were 2 chief examiners, 7 supervising examiners, 40 room examiners, and 40 proctors. Support services included 4 helpers, 4 utilitymen, 2 policemen and 1 school. security personnel. (PIA-Northern Samar) [top]