Police Recruitment: 288, 266 Applications Already Received After Just A Week – PSC

….Nigerian youth’s interest in the Police Force soars

Just barely a week into the six-week duration for applications for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, 288, 266 Nigerian youths have already completed their online applications to be considered for recruitment.

According to a press release on Tuesday, 24th October 2023 signed by the Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that as of 7 pm on Monday, October 23rd 2023, the Recruitment portal www.apply.policerecruitment.gov.ng had received 288, 266 applications.

The portal which opened on Sunday, 15th October 2023 will be closed on the 26th of November 2023 to satisfy the Federal Character Commission requirement of six weeks duration for eligible candidates to apply for any Government Agency vacancies.

Out of the 288,266 applications already received, 217,105 applications met the basic requirements for further consideration in the subsequent stages of the recruitment process.

A total number of 217,300 Nigerian youths have so far applied for the General Duty posts while 70,676 applied for specialist posts. 69,426 applications have so far been rejected for their inability to meet the requirements for further consideration out of which 46,868 were rejected for over age.

51,213 General duty applications were rejected while 18,213 Specialists applications were also rejected.

The online application requirements include; i Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin and birth and must possess the National Identification Number, NIN; ii. Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC/NECO or its equivalent with credit passes in English and Mathematics; iii. Applicants must be aged between 18 -25 years; ….vii. Applicants must have a valid email address and phone number and SSCE statements of results or certificates relating to examinations taken before 2015 will not be accepted.

The application is without any monetary implications whatsoever and applicants are advised to take note.

Chairman of the Commission, Dr Solomon Arase, commended the Nigerian youths for showing greater interest in pursuing a career in the Nigeria Police Force and assured that the Commission will ensure that the ongoing recruitment exercise is transparent and merit-driven.

He called on the youths to continue to visit the recruitment portal to apply for consideration for recruitment.

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