The Police Service Commission (PSC) Chairman, Solomon Arase, has revealed that
the commission had received 288,266 applications from Nigerian youths to join the force as of 7 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2023.
Osun Defender reports that the PSC had on the 15th of October, 2023 announced the opening of the portal for the recruitment exercise.
The portal according to information released, will be closed on the 26th of November 2023 to satisfy the Federal Character Commission requirement of six weeks for eligible candidates to apply for any government agency vacancies.
A statement on Tuesday by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said Arase urged the youths to continue to visit the recruitment portal to apply for consideration for the recruitment.
According to the statement, out of the 288,266 applications already received, 217,105 applications met the basic requirements for further consideration in the subsequent stages of the recruitment process.
It said 217,300 youths have so far applied for the general duty posts, while 70,676 applied for specialist posts. Sixty-nine thousand four hundred twenty-six applications have so far been rejected for their inability to meet the requirements for further consideration, out of which 46,868 were rejected for over-age requirements.
“51,213 general duty applications were rejected while 18,213 specialists applications were also rejected”, it said.
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