Police Jobs: NPF records 15,000 applications in three days

Over 15,000 candidates have so far applied for enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force, it was learnt on Sunday.

Our correspondent gathered that the two portals being used for the recruitment were witnessing record traffic as thousands of unemployed youths applied for recruitment into the police as constables, cadet inspectors and cadet assistant superintendent of police, respectively.

The PSC Commissioner in charge of Media, Comfort Obi, told our correspondent on Sunday that over 15,000 candidates had applied, noting that only 10,000 applicants would be recruited.

“Over 15,000 applicants have so far applied ; you know there is no job in the country, so many people are interested in joining the police. The exercise would run for six weeks in compliance with the directive from the Federal Character Commission which said that recruitment exercise must run for at least six weeks to enable all interested persons, qualified Nigerians to apply. However, only 10,000 will be recruited,” she explained.

The exercise started on Friday.

The Police Service Commission had directed interested candidates to apply through its website, or that of the Nigeria Police Force,

Checks indicate that the two websites were now working well, having overcome the initial hiccups when the recruitment exercise commenced last Friday.

Many candidates who could not access the portals which crashed, had to go back home in disappointment.

The  problem seems to have been rectified as our correspondent was able to access the two websites without delay on Sunday.

Candidates for  police constables are expected to possess five credit level passes including Mathematics and English Language in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.

For  cadet inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of police constables, candidates would be expected to have either an Ordinary National Diploma, Advanced Level, National Certificate of Education or their equivalents.

Candidates for cadet ASPs must possess a university degree or a Higher National Diploma, the PSC said.


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