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Police Service Commission Announces Rescheduled Date For Medical Screening of Police Recruitment Applicants

ByHybrid News

Mar 27, 2024

In a press release issued by the Police Service Commission, it was announced that the medical screening/examination for candidates applying for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force has been rescheduled to commence on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. This decision was made to accommodate the ongoing Muslim Ramadan fast and the Christian lenten period, allowing candidates to fulfill their religious obligations before participating in the screening process.

The screening is expected to last for two weeks and will mark the successful conclusion of the recruitment exercise. Specialist applicants who underwent physical and credentials screening but were not part of the JAMB conducted Computer Based Tests (CBT) will also undergo practical tests and medical screening during this period.

The exercises will take place in the 17 Zonal Command Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, as well as in Kaduna, Yobe, and Zamfara states, which have been given special considerations due to security challenges. Candidates from these states will conduct their screenings and practical tests in their respective states of origin. Police Colleges located in states hosting the Zonal Command Headquarters will also provide venues for the exercises.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Police Recruitment Board with detailed information on the venues and timing of their screenings. Successful candidates from the medical screening will proceed to Police Colleges for mandatory training.

Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, retired Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Police Service Commission, expressed satisfaction that the recruitment exercise is nearing its conclusion. He highlighted the importance of selecting high-performing and committed individuals who will contribute to the improvement of Nigeria’s security architecture. Dr. Arase commended the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and its management team for the success of the Computer Based Tests, acknowledging their reputation for excellence and reliability in conducting examinations in the country.

Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations for the Police Service Commission, emphasized the meticulousness and purposefulness with which the recruitment process is being conducted, aiming to address both local challenges and international standards in selecting qualified candidates.

The announcement signifies another step forward in the ongoing efforts to strengthen the Nigeria Police Force and enhance national security.

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