Police Recruitment: PSC Says It Receives 288,266 Applications

Barely a week into the six-week duration for submission of applications for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, exactly 288,266 Nigerian youths have completed their online applications to be considered for recruitment.

The Police Service Commission made the development known Tuesday while noting that the recruitment portal www.apply.police recruitment.gov.ng had received 288,266 applications as of 7 pm on Monday, October 23, 2023.

It further revealed that 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.

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

The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Tuesday, said a total number of 217,300 Nigerian youths have so far applied for the General Duty post, while 70,676 applied for specialist posts.

He added that 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.

“The Chairman of the Commission, retired Inspector General of Police, 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,” Ani noted.


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