JAMB to Conduct Aptitude Test for Police Recruitment Applicants

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Paul Obi in Abuja

In an effort to ensure transparency, the Nigerian Police saturday said the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will tomorrow conduct aptitude test for all applicants in the ongoing Police recruitment starting tomorrow.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, “the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development, DIG Emmanuel Inyang has addressed Commissioners of Police and other Senior Officers nominated to serve as Heads of Police Recruitment Screening Committee in the Thirty Seven Commands of the Federation and warned them to be thorough and above board and ensure that the screening exercise, which will commence with effect from Monday 7th May, 2018 is smooth, hitch free and devoid of any form of corrupt practice.

“He further warned the officers that will be participating in the screening exercise to remain impartial and ensure transparency.”

Moshood explained that “for the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates. Furthermore, Medical Examination will be conducted for each candidate in the following areas before final selection.

Some of the medical tests include “visual assessment which covers far and near visual acuity, binocular vision, colour vision, visual field testing and pathology.

“General medical test which covers blood pressure, sugar, body mass index, hepatitis b and c, HIV screening, Tuberculosis, antigen in serum and pregnancy test (for women only). Also, the test will include ‘psychological evolution of the candidates which covers psychological interview, personality and integrity as well as drug screening.’”

He added that “the Inspector General of Police also directed that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development should embark on monitoring and assessment of the exercise throughout the 36 States and the FCT to ensure that the exercise is carried out in line with best practices.”