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Police Service commission: 2016 recruitment update

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Police Service commission: 2016 recruitment 110,469 applicants shortlisted –
These to inform the entire public that the Police Service Commission has shortlisted names of applicant who participated in the just concluded screening exercise conducted by the board.


The board made this announcement on Friday 19th August 2016, the Police Service Commission said it shortlisted 110,469 applicants out of the 338, 250 applicants invited for the just concluded screening exercise at the states and FCT Police Commands across the country. All the shortlisted applicant will receive email from the board and the master list for each state had been sent to all state commands to paste at command headquarters and examination centres.

The statement was disclosed by the Chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, the chairman of the commission said the aptitude tests for the successful candidates will take effect as from August 22 2016 across the 36 states and FCT.

Here is the breakdown of names shortlisted out of the 110, 469 applicants according to the chairman of the Commission and there screening date :
22, 454 were shortlisted for Cadet ASPs, aptitude test for cadet ASPs for both general duty and specialists will begin on August 22.
24, 456 for Cadet Inspectors, that of Cadet Inspectors for both general duty and specialists will hold on August 23.
While 63, 559 for Police Constables. the test for police constables for both cadres would take place on August 24.

According to him, document and physical screening of specialists is scheduled for August 29 after they will have taken the aptitude tests.

The board adhered strictly to the requirements needed from the applicants for the exercise, Mr. Okiro warned. Further the chairman of the commission said some of the applicants were screened out for over age, alteration and falsification of documents and year of graduation. While others were screened out for physical features, tattoo marks, first school leaving certificate, also certificate of state origin and class of degree or diploma.

Meanwhile over 115 applicants were arrested during the screening for forgery and impersonation, The Board handed them over to the police for investigation and prosecution.

The commission said all the questions for the tests would only be disclosed to the coordinators on the examination date, to maintain the integrity of the exercise as well the board.

Mr. Okiro assured Nigerians that the exercise would be free and fair also all applicants would be given equal opportunities to pursue a career in the police.

Please be warned any candidate caught undermining or manipulating the integrity of the exercise would be prosecuted in line with extant laws.
You will be aware the commission received 911,438 applications comprising 262, 462 for cadet ASPs, and 211,832 for cadets Inspector and 437,144 for police constables and the board finally shortlisted 338,250 for the screening.

source: Punch

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