573,211 candidates fail first hurdle in police recruitment
338,227 applicants begin screening next week
The Chairman Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro, has disclosed that the names of 573,211 applicants have been removed from the list of those to be considered for screening when the recruitment exercise starts next week in 36 states and the Federal Capital territory (FCT).
Also, 338,227 applicants are to begin screening next week, leading to the grand finale in Abuja in about six weeks time, where 500 Cadet ASPs, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7,500 Constables, (as delineated by the PSC) would be recruited.
Okiro stated this yesterday in Abuja while briefing the press on the activities for the next phase of physical screening of candidates for the recruitment of 10,000 policemen by the commission.
He said the portal opened for the exercise received a total of 911,438 applications and shortlisted 338,227 applicants electronically who met the criteria required for the next round.
The last recruitment into the Nigeria Police was done in 2011.It was in view of this that the President gave the directive that 10,000 personnel be recruited into the force.
Out of the total number that applied, those invited for the next phase of screening across the states of the federation comprise of 44,661 for Cadet ASP, 87,736 for Cadet Inspectors and 205,830 for Constables.
Okiro said most of the candidates failed the screening process for various reasons ranging from mismatch of certificate for declared vacancies, wrong choice of cadre, year of birth earlier than 1988 for ASPs/Inspectors, 1991 for constables and 1984 for specialists, all educational certificates other than FSLC obtained earlier than 2007, multiple applications among others.
The screening would commence on 6th June 2016 across the federation.
This would be followed by another one at the 12 zonal commands before the final one in Abuja after which successful applicants would be selected for training.