Nigeria Army begins 2020 recruitment

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By Dennis Erezi

The Nigerian Army has opened the portal for its 2020 recruitment exercise for interested applicants.

The army disclosed the recruitment exercise on Twitter account. The recruitment begins the Short Service Combatant Course (SSC) 47/2021 and Direct Short Service Commission Course (DSSC) 26/2021 for successful applicants.

According to the Nigerian Army, applicants provide – Passport photograph, educational certificates, evidence of membership of any professional body, certificate of state of origin, birth certificate or age declaration.

For DSSC applicants, note that the qualification selections available to you are dependent on the preferred corps selected.

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Interested applicants, according to the Nigeria Army recruitment portal must meet the following requirements – applicants must be a Nigerian citizen by birth and have a national identity card.

Possess at least 4 credits in no more than 2 sessions in WASSCE, GCE, NECO, NABTEB. One of the credits must be in English.

In addition to the above qualifications, merchants/women applicants must also have an OND, Craft Exam, City and Syndicate Certificate.

Applicants must be between 18 and 22 years for non-craftsmen or women while merchants/women must be between 18 and 26 years old by March 1, 2019.

Applicants must not be less than 1.68 m in height and 1.62 m in length for the male and females respectively. Knowledge of an additional Nigerian language other than the mother tongue is an advantage as well as bachelor’s or master’s degree in another relevant discipline in the quantitative field or a higher national diploma in a related discipline in the quantitative field.

The recruitment portal also states that computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office and web applications and the use of related applications is needed to provide the service efficiently.

Interested Nigerians are, therefore, urged to visit the Nigerian Army recruitment portal to fill and submit the application form.

The recruitment process began Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 and ends on September 29th, 2020.

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