Posted by News Express, Lagos | 1 September 2012 | 4,036 times
The THISDAY test for those wishing to join the company did not go the way the candidates expected, News Express as learnt.
For one, an unusually large number estimated at about 2,000 showed up at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, one of the venues for the test. (The Abuja test held at THISDAY Dome in the Nigerian capital).
At the Lagos centre which was covered by a special correspondent of News Express, disappointment and lamentation were the order of the day as candidates came face-to-face with questions which some of them described as “too difficult.”
The test consisted of objective questions in two sections. Section One had 14 questions while Section Two had 20. Everybody wrote the same test, including those seeking employment as journalists, graphic artists, and page planners.
The candidates were given only one hour. The test started at 12:10pm and ended at 1:10pm, with extra five minutes.
“It was very hard GMAT,” lamented one of the candidates, a seasoned journalist, to News Express. “Almost everybody guessed A, B, C, E, E, including me. I almost spent 20 minutes in answering question one out of 34 questions.”
Even one of the examiners was heard asking no one in particular: “Who set these questions for these people?”
At the end of the test, the candidates were told that the successful ones among them would be contacted “very soon.”
THISDAY has a history of delayed payment of salary but remains a favourite of many Nigerian journalists due to its clout, which easily opens doors.
Published by Prince Nduka Obaigbena’s Leaders & Company Ltd since January 22, 1995, THISDAY is strong in politics and the economy.
*Photo: THISDAY Publisher, Nduka Obaigbena.
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