In the latest development on the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has revealed that a staggering 84,606 applications have been rejected. The recruitment portal, which opened on October 15, 2023, has seen a total of 547,774 applications flooding in as it approaches its closing date on November 26, 2023.
Kaduna State maintains its lead as the state with the highest number of applicants, boasting 40,272, while Anambra takes the bottom position with a modest 1,664 applicants. The rejection of 84,606 applicants primarily stems from exceeding the age limit, as candidates are required to be between 18 and 25 years old.
Out of the large pool of applicants, 358,900 have successfully qualified for the next round of the recruitment process. This upcoming phase involves rigorous evaluations, including physical assessments, scrutiny of credentials, medical examinations, and thorough background checks.
Dr. Solomon Arase, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, expressed satisfaction with the overwhelming interest shown by Nigerian youths in pursuing careers within the police force. He emphasized the positive impact on the “new Police” they are striving to build. Arase also urged youths in the South-East to reconsider their indifference to police work, cautioning against involvement with anti-government criminal groups.
As the recruitment process advances, the commission remains committed to ensuring that the selection criteria are strictly adhered to, with merit and justice prevailing throughout the entire process.
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