The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced that a total of 288,266 young Nigerians have submitted their online applications for the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the development occurred exactly nine days after the recruiting site’s opening on Sunday, October 15, 2023. The portal will close on November 26, 2023.
According to what was learned, the time period complied with the Federal Character Commission’s mandate of six weeks for qualified people to apply for any open positions with government agencies.
According to a statement released by the PSC on Tuesday, as of 7 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2023, the recruitment portal www.apply.police recruitment.gov.ng has received 288,266 applications.
Ikechukwu Ani, a spokesman for the PSC, reported that 217,105 applications satisfied the prerequisites for consideration at a later stage in the hiring process.
He further broke down the 288,266 applicants, saying that 217,300 Nigerian youngsters had so far applied for the General Duty position and that 70,676 had sought for a specialty position.
He claims that thus far, 46,868 applications have been turned down for being overage, and 69,426 have been rejected because they didn’t match the conditions for further review.
“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 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 submitted.
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