PSC Collaborates With JAMB For Police Recruitment Test

In a significant development aimed at bolstering the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has partnered with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to conduct a computer-based test (CBT) for a staggering 171,956 applicants. This initiative comes after a rigorous selection process, underscoring the commission’s commitment to reinforcing law enforcement capabilities across the nation.

PSC Collaborates With JAMB For Police Recruitment Test


📅 Test Date March 5, 2024
🚀 Applicants 171,956 shortlisted
📝 Partner Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
📍 Locations 36 states & Federal Capital Territory
📊 Initial 547,774 applied
🚹🚺 Gender 25,818 females, 146,138 males
🏆 Top State Adamawa State
💼 Cadre General Duty

Rigorous Screening Process

Following an open application period initiated in October 2023, the PSC received applications from 547,774 hopeful candidates. After a thorough evaluation of credentials and physical screenings, the number was narrowed down significantly. The initial screening process saw 188,874 applicants being turned away for various reasons, while 358,900 candidates successfully moved to the next stage. The meticulous screening underscores the PSC’s dedication to maintaining high recruitment standards.

Exam Details

The selected candidates, comprising 25,818 females and 146,138 males, are now scheduled to participate in the JAMB-conducted CBT on March 5, 2024. This examination is set to take place across all 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, marking a crucial phase in the recruitment process. The choice of JAMB to administer the test highlights the trust in the board’s extensive experience and capability in handling large-scale examinations.

State-wise Representation

Interestingly, Adamawa State leads with the highest number of successful candidates (13,780), closely followed by Kaduna, Bauchi, Benue, and Katsina states. This diverse geographical representation reflects the nationwide appeal and competitive nature of the police recruitment drive.

Commitment to Excellence

The PSC, under the leadership of Chairman Dr Solomon Arase, expressed confidence in the timely conclusion of the recruitment exercise. Dr Arase highlighted the importance of swiftly integrating successful candidates into the force, emphasizing the critical role they will play in combating insurgency and banditry. The commission’s proactive approach is indicative of a broader strategy to enhance the effectiveness and responsiveness of the police force in addressing security challenges across Nigeria.

Presidential Support

The commission also acknowledged the support of President Bola Tinubu, whose leadership has been instrumental in facilitating this extensive recruitment drive. The president’s backing is seen as a vital component in the ongoing efforts to revamp and strengthen the police force for improved performance and service delivery to the Nigerian populace.

As the Police Service Commission and JAMB gear up for the upcoming computer-based test, the eyes of the nation are on this ambitious recruitment effort. With the successful integration of recruits, the Nigeria Police Force looks set to embark on a renewed mission to ensure peace, security, and justice across the country. This collaborative initiative marks a significant milestone in the government’s commitment to public safety and underscores the critical role of rigorous selection processes in building a competent and reliable police force.

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