The Analyst (Monrovia)

25 February 2013

Liberia: 2,336 Sit BIN Recruitment Test

At least 2,336 Liberians including, male and female between the ages of 18 to 35 last Saturday sat the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) recruitment exam in Monrovia.

In a brief remark prior to the commencement of administration of the exam, BIN Commissioner   Cllr. Ablah G. Williams said that the ongoing recruitment and evaluation exercise were strategies gear towards actualizing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's commitment to providing security for all Liberians.

Cllr. Williams further asserted that the Government of Liberia (GOL) was in full support of the ongoing exercise, adding, it is a contribution to the much talk about job creation.

Stressing the need for more men and women to join the immigration, Commissioner Williams indicated, "This is also a fundamental step in the security sector reform of Liberia, which highlights this government uncompromising and unwavering commitment to protecting the territorial limits of Liberia as the BIN strengthen its manpower capacity as UNMIL projects its transition plan."

This effort by Government, Commissioner Williams told the applicants, must be commended by all Liberian citizens, especially the youth, who are the direct target for this exercise.

She also recognized how surprising, yet over whelming the young people all over the country responded to the recruiting process. This is a  job that requires a high level of sacrificial service to country and tough discipline, and your high number of attendance demonstrates that majority of our young people are eager to positively serve Liberia  once again.

She also informed the gathering that the testing process brings the exercise to the next level, which included the application process, reviewing of applications, listing of names of accepted applicants to sit the test.  She assured the gathering that as the previous processes were handled professionally with the technical involvement of UNMIL, the remaining stages will be just as transparent. However, she admonished the young people all over the country to remain patient and obedient in their understandable quest to serve their country, stressing that job creation is a function of national security and that national security remain a high priority of the Liberian Government, as evidence of the many resources directed to programs and projects in the budget that create jobs. She also narrated to the applicants that BIN received 2992 applications, five were disqualified due to their lack of high school credential and 651 applications were drop because they did not meet the age requirement, this to show rigorous and challenging the vetting and recruitment process was.

The BIN Boss lauded the vetting committee Human Resource Department of BIN and as well as UNMIL for the professional manner in which evaluation test was administered. She assured the applicants that a final list of qualified candidates will be void of biases, adding that the committee will do every thing humanly possible so as to ensure that the result is release in the soonest possible time.

In a bid to reflect geographical balance and ensure equal opportunity in the selection process, the test was  administered in all major cities across Liberia, and is being supervised by personnel of UNMIL and members  of the Vetting Committee of the BIN.

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