800,969 Applicants Fail Police Recruitment Screening Test


*110, 469 shortlisted to write aptitude tests on Monday

Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Friday said 800,969 applicants who applied for openings in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) failed the screening exercise just concluded across the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A total of 911, 438 people applied for various positions in the 10,000 advertised openings declared by government in May.

Briefing journalists in Abuja on the outcome of the screening test, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, said 110, 469 applicants have been shortlisted to write aptitude tests on Monday, August 22nd through Wednesday 24th next week.

He said 115 applicants were arrested for breaches ranging from forged documents and impersonation, adding that they will further be interrogated and prosecuted in due course.

According to him, some applicants took the commission for granted as there were so many mis-matches between dates of birth, year of graduation from secondary schools and university and certificates presented.

On the criteria used in screening, he said: “The commission adhered strictly to the requirements needed from the applicants in terms of qualifications and physical features as many of them fail to meet these requirements were therefore dropped.”