NIMC Aptitude Test Locations - Unfair!

The recent shortlisting of qualified candidates for The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)aptitude tests coming up soon has generated a lot of reactions from job seekers in Nigeria.
I must also express my grievance over the manner in which NIMC or whoever it was outsourced to (i hear KPMG) reshuffled the preferred aptitude test locations of majority of the job applicants.
 

 It's totally uncalled for, I must confess.

How does NIMC expect a poor fresh graduate job seeker who resides in Port Harcourt to travel all the way to Ilorin, Kwara State just to write a test!Why not Port Harcourt.

Do you know the amount of risk involved in traveling from the South-South to the North-West of Nigeria by bus, with the current state of our roads? I hear most people that chose Abuja as their preferred test location were posted to Niger State.

I don't even want to talk of the cost of accommodation and traveling such distance. Most people will have to get to their alloted states a day before the test and perhaps still sleep over depending on when the test finishes.
Where are they expected to sleep? In trash? or Hotel? Who will pay the bills?

 From my estimation, it will cost an average Nigerian job seeker about N30,000 to write this upcoming NIMC aptitude test.
Where do they expect an unemployed youth to get that kind of money! Just for an uncertain and most probably political test.

This is absolutely ridiculous.

Considering the politics in the Nigerian recruitment system, who is even sure it will be completely based on merit. I doubt. No be Naija we dey again. I wonder how many slots that are left for candidates on merit! Perhaps 10. Lol.

I weep for our beloved Nation, Nigeria.

In a bid to help one another, please if you reside in any of these Test states, I urge you to drop a comment below stating how to navigate and find the test location. This will go a long way in helping others who might not be conversant with the states they were posted to.

You are also free to express your feelings here, if that will make you feel better.

As Government no wan help us, make we help ourselves now.

Thank you and good luck in all your endeavors. 



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18 comments:

  1. I pray NIMC recruitment isn't like INEC, I wonder why the government can't employ on merit? They have called us for test and I know those that will be employed are top government official sons and daughters or based on slot. Imagine, a friend was told to bring N200,000 just because he wants to join the Nigeria Police, I laughed when I was told to bring N60,000 to join LASTMA. What's this country becoming? Its a shame on our leaders.

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  2. My location is university of Ilorin, Kwara State, but I reside in Abuja ( my chosen location). Why ask people to state preferred test location when you know it would not be needed. I may not go for the test because of the risk of traveling by our roads. Also, one is not sure if the process would be based on merit.

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  3. I pray that all who sincerely desire a change of level experience it, though this a huge sacrifice on my part, may our commitment yield positive results. Amen

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  4. What an insensitivity to the plight of job seekers in Nigeria. Is there really transparency in anything that has got to do with government? Someone needs to give me just one reason to believe positive.Reshuffling of centers! is that a strategy to scare the innocent common man away. I guess many with influential backup will definitely get the preferred centers. God have mercy on this nation!

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  5. well it is very unfortunate. i thought i was the only person who is worried about the test center issue. most importantly however, is the reality behind the test- i mean the ruse behind the facade!
    i had privilege to call a friend during the NPC rush of a thing. been a staff the commission i wanted to inquire from him some details about the application submission process. to my surprise, he told me that the employment was over. and that the advert by the NPC was just to fulfill all-righteousness.
    attention please! do we continue to fold up our arms and continue to bear such nonsense from whoever that he is up there?
    why can't we begin to change this system- come what may?
    are we tenants in this enterprise called Nigeria?

    Abdul
    North East.

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  6. I WONDER OO, NA WA FOR NIGER POLITICS. WHO GO FIT TRAVEL THAT DISTANCE JUST TO GO WRITE APPT TEST, NO SAY NA TO GO COLLECT APPOINTMENT LETTER. I BEG I NO DEY GO ANY WHERE OOO. IF DEY WANT TO GIVE ME JOB , NO BI EXAM GO SHOW WETHER I SABI BOOK OR NOT. I BEG MAKE UNA TELL ALL THIS EMPLOYERS MAKE DEY NO DEY EMBARRASS GRADUATE.

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  7. Honestly i'm short of words but i knw God will continue seein us tru in Naija.

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  8. This is so crazy, i reside in port harcourt and my test location is in ibadan and on a sunday for that matter,don't know what is wrong with this country,they are looking for a way to frustrate people. And the annoying part is that there is no guarantee that employment will be done on merit.

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  9. they are simply blood suckers but this time they will suck their own blood because God will surely protect his people.but seriously shame on Nigerian leaders,espcially federal government(fed.jobs for sale)that is the recent development.may be they even have share,what an embarrassment to our nation.i weep for this nation,remember rightousness exaults a nation but sin is a reproach. that is the dividends of bad and blood sucking leaders.what a country.

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  10. i don't have transport to travel for this political exam also i have no 1 in government to help me because noting like merit. If is base on merit why then are the posting candidates far place for this political exam. GOD help your children.

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  11. I thank God I chose Lagos. Even though I recide in Warri I choose Lagos because I have some friends there. Others were telling me I should have chosen Port Harcourt which is nearer but imagine if I had been posted to a place like Ilorin where I know no one. At least I can find my way to UNILAG even though it will be costly and stressful having to travel all the way from Warri. Anyway it is better than being posted to Ilorin or Minna, at least to me. Well, for those of you not so lucky, please accept my sympathy. God will help us. This race will end some day soon, in Jesus name. Amen

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  12. THEY ARE SO NOT SERIOUS. I CHOOSE LAGOS FOR THE EXAM BUT I WAS POSTED TO ONE SALVATION SCHOOL IN ENUGU. MY QUESTION WILL IT WORTH THE STRESS.

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  13. to hell wit the so called test,will i travel to illorn 4rm port harcourt wit my baby just 4 an aptitude test dat i'm sure politicians have hijacked?????????????????????????

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  14. This exam is really ridiculous. I stated Port Harcourt as my preferred test Center and I was allotted Akure, in Ondo State. Let them take their job and go. I cannot imagine travelling from Calabar to Akure for a job they might give their folks. The National Assembly should please intervene to save poor Nigerians.

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  15. My brother came to ask me for money to travel and other expenses from PH to Ilorin for the said interview. I advised him to reject it becouse of the risk, cost and probably it may not be on merrit afterall.It is calculated to frustrate many candidates. I wish the National Assembly will hear this and querry the rational behind the anomally

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  16. fuck them all to hell with their job

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  17. I HAVE NOT EVEN GOTTEN MY POSTING BUT GOT A TEXT STATING THAT THEY ARE SORRY FOR POST APPLICANT OUTSIDE THEIR PREFERRED LOCATION..... HOW DO I KNOW WHERE AM POSTED TO?

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  18. contact me on 07036682643, i can help u navigate ur way
    through ibadan, but i av no acc
    ommodation to offer

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