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  • Ongoing 2019 Recruitment at The Nigerian Army

  • Posted on: 14 August, 2019 Deadline: 28 August, 2019
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  • The Nigerian Army, wishes to invite applications from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission Course 46/2020. The SSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. However, only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

    Short Service Combatant Commission Officer 46/2020

     

    Description

    • Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Short Service Combatant (SSC) Commission Officers
    • The SSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. However, only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 23 and 28 by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA Standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption as the case may be.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2014 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions.  Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. All service personnel applicants are under obligation to declare their service status on application as required by Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • SSC will be granted for 15 years. Ten years will be on active list renewable thereafter for a period not more than 5 years.  No extension shall be granted after the fifteenth year of commission except on conversion to regular combatant commission where applicable.
    • Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of second lieutenant.
    • Conversion to regular combatant commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Short Service Combatant Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • The reckonable period of service will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training of both civilian and military personnel entrants.

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    Meteorologist

     

    Area: Directorate of Army Aviation

    Requirements

    • BSc or HND in Meteorology with NCAA approved License from any government approved organization/institution.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant

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    Air Traffic Controller/Communicator

     

    Area: Directorate of Army Aviation

    Requirements

    • Minimum of BSc, B Eng or HND in Air Traffic Controller/Communicators with NCAA approved Air Traffic Control License.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Electrical/Mechanical Engineer

     

    Area: Directorate of Army Aviation

    Requirements

    • Minimum of a B.Eng or HND in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering with not less than 2 years works experience.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Directorate of Army Physical Training

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Human Kinetics Specialist, Physical and Health Education, Sports Administration Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy or Sports Psychology.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

     

    Area: Directorate of Army Aviation

    Requirements

    • Minimum of B Eng or HND in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer

     

    Area: Directorate of Army Aviation

    Requirements

    • Minimum of B Eng or HND in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering with not less than 3 years of work experience.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant

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    Directorate of Army Public Relations

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in Joualism, Printing, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radio Operation and Performance, Graphic Design, Public Relations and Advertising. 
    • Applicants must have evidence of Membership to any Professional body in relation to media operation and joualism.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Directorate of Islamic Affairs

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of B.A, B.Ed (Second Class Lower) Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, LLB Sharia with Diploma in Arabic from recognized Nigerian universities, Azhar University, Cairo or Saudi University
    • Each applicant would be required to produce testimony of excellent character from a reputable religious organization in Nigeria
    • Applicants must be able to speak English Language.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Directorate of Legal Service

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess LLB, BL from a recognized institution.  A minimum of 2 years post Law School legal practice is required and applicants must present evidence of this.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Nigerian Army Education Corps

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in any of the following areas: B.Sc (Ed) in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Library/Information Science and B.Ed in French, Portuguese, German and English Languages.
    • Note: Applicants are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic)

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of Bachelor (Second Class Lower) degree in any of the following areas:  Philosophy and Theology from a Roman Catholic approved seminary, affiliated to a National Universities Commission accredited University or Urbanian University, Rome.
    • Applicants must have good standing in the church and be also released by a Diocesan Bishop. Applicants must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic).

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree in Theology, Divinity, Pastoral & Counseling, Religious Studies (Ordination), Evangelism and BA in Ministry.  Masters Degree in any of these Courses will be an added advantage.
    • The Qualification must be from reputable Seminaries/Universities recognized by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant). Applicants must be Ordained from the Protestant recognized denominations of Mainland Orthodox/Evangelical Churches.
    • Soldier applicants must have served the NA with a minimum of 5 years experience in Chaplaincy work and must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess an LLB BL, and a minimum of B.Sc, BA (Second Class Lower) Degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Criminology, Sociology, Psychology.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Nigerian Army Finance Officer

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Accountancy, Computer Science, Insurance and Business Management.
    • Registration with any of the following Professional Accountancy qualification is compulsory: ICAN, ANAN, ACMA, ACCA, ACA.   

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Nigerian Army Band Corps

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND Lower Credit or equivalent in Music with L.R.A.M and A.R.C.M.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Professionals, Allied to Medicine

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in any of the following areas: Radiology - Medical Image Science, Hospital Administration, BMLS, AIMLS, and AIMLT - Medical Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy, Environmental Health Workers, Nutritionist/Dietetics, Health Service Administration, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Health Information Management
    • Applicants are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Medical Consultants applicants on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Pharmacist

     

    Area: Nigerian Army Medical Corps

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess Bachelor of Pharmacy and must be fully registered with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.
    • All applicants are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Medical Consultants applicants on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Nurse

     

    Area: Nigerian Army Medical Corps

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess BSc Nursing with full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
    • All applicants are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
    • Medical Consultants applicants on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major.
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

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    Dental Therapist and Dental Technologist

     

    Area: Corps and Services

    Requirements

    • Applicants must possess Higher Diplomas and must be fully registered with relevant professional bodies.
    • Applicants are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

    Entry Requirements
    All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

    • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    • Be a male or female between the ages of 20 and 32 years, while medical consultants should not be more than 40 years of age by January 2020.
    • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
    • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. These could be a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the applicant’s state of origin.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
    • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
    • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
    • Must not have been convicted by any court of law.  Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
    • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any accredited institution of learning. Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.
    • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
    • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
    • Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
    • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
    • Only post secondary academic credentials obtained from 2010 to date will be considered.
    • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
    • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
    • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
    • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.
    • They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
    • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

    Conditions of Service

    • Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 15 years, for an initial period of 8 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.
    • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic. It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
    • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army
    • Medical Consultants applicants on successful completion of military training shall be granted the rank of Major
    • Applicants who successfully complete the military training shall be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant.

    Method of Application

    Follow the Application Guide below:

    • Log on to www.nigerianarmyms.ng to create an account.
    • Read the qualification criteria.
    • From the home page, select SSC application.
    • On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
    • Click on 'Login' to complete the application form.
    • Ensure all required documents listed below are uploaded:
      • Passport photograph.
      • Educational certificates.
      • Evidence of membership of any professional body.
      • Certificate of state of origin.
      • Birth certificate or age declaration.

    Print Out

    • Applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application. The first page is to be signed by the Registrar of Court of Law while the second page is to be signed by the applicants’ Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from his/her state. Successful applicants would be required to present their printed photo-slips to the selection board during interview. 

    Note: Applicants are to submit ONLY one registration.

    Further Information
    For further information, you may call 08179269294 and 08109959294 between 0800 - 1800 hours daily while the portal is yet open or visit www.army.mil.ng
    Or
    Visit the:
    Army Headquarters,
    Department of Military Secretary,
    Mambilla Barracks,
    Asokoro - Abuja.

     

    ALL CURRENT VACANCIES AT THE NIGERIAN ARMY CAN BE FOUND HERE

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nigerian Army career website on nigerianarmyms.ng to apply

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