The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has received a total of 288, 266 applications for the announced recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
This comes less than a week into the six-week duration it said it would take applications for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the force.
Spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani disclosed this in a statement.
Ani disclosed that a total number of 51,213 General duty applications were rejected while 18,213 Specialist applications were also rejected.
The statement said, “as of 7 pm on Monday, October 23rd, 2023, the Recruitment portal had received 288, 266 applications.
“The portal which opened on Sunday, 15th October 2023 will be closed on the 26th of November 2023 to satisfy the Federal Character Commission requirement of six weeks duration for eligible candidates to apply for any Government Agency vacancies.”
According to him, “out of the 288,266 applications already received, 217,105 applications met the basic requirements for further consideration in the subsequent stages of the recruitment process.
It further added that “a total number of 217,300 Nigerian youths have so far applied for the General Duty posts while 70,676 applied for specialist posts. 69,426 applications have so far been rejected for its inability to meet the requirements for further consideration out of which 46,868 were rejected for over age.”
According to the Commission, “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.”