10,000 Candidates Selected as Police Constables

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the selection of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as constables.

PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani confirmed the release of the list of candidates. He stated, “Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, the commission received the report of the Police Recruitment Board. Nine thousand applicants were approved for recruitment for General Duty, while 1,000 applicants were recruited for the Specialists cadre.”

To ensure fairness and equity in the recruitment process, the commission collaborated with relevant stakeholders, including the Nigeria Police Force, the National Assembly, and the Federal Character Commission. The aim was to ensure a fair distribution of successful candidates across the 774 local government areas of the country.

The commission had established a recruitment board composed of representatives from the PSC, the NPF, the Ministry of Police Affairs, the Federal Character Commission, police colleges, and the Police Trust Fund (PTF) to oversee the recruitment process.

Nigerian youths were invited to apply online for consideration through advertisements in several national media. The online application period ran from October 15 to November 26, 2023, adhering to Federal Character requirements.

A total of 609,886 applications were received, with 416,323 applicants meeting the advertised requirements and subsequently shortlisted for the next stage of physical and document screening. This stage took place in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between January 8 and January 29, 2024.

Following the physical and credentials screening, 171,956 applicants met the requirements and were shortlisted for Computer-based Tests (CBT) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), recognized for its expertise in computer-based testing.

Of these, 15,447 general duty applicants who performed well in the CBT were invited for medical screening to determine their health status.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *