The Nigeria Police Academy has launched an online portal to accept applications from qualified Nigerian candidates for its 10th regular course cadet degree programme. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this announcement in a statement released in Abuja on Monday. The online registration process will be open for six weeks, from July 24 to September 3.
Admission into the academy presents an opportunity for both male and female Nigerians of good character to serve their country. Interested applicants must meet certain criteria, including being of Nigerian origin by birth, possessing a National Identity Number, and having a 2023 JAMB result with a score of not less than 180. Moreover, they must have selected the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, as their first choice in the JAMB form.
Applicants must also have a minimum of six credits at not more than two sittings in WAEC/NECO or an equivalent examination, with credit passes in English and Mathematics. They should be between 17 and 21 years old by October 31 and must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit. Additionally, male applicants must be at least 1.67m tall, while females must be at least 1.64m tall, with an expanded chest measurement of not less than 86cm (34 inches) for males only. Marriage or pregnancy at the time of admission is not allowed, and the applicants must have a valid email address and phone number. It is important to note that Senior School Certificate Examination statements of result or certificates before 2019 will not be accepted.
The application process will be virtual, and interested candidates who meet the criteria should visit the academy’s website at https://www.polac.edu.ng to generate a Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) code. This code will be used to make a non-refundable payment of N3,500 through any commercial bank branch in Nigeria. After successful payment, applicants will fill out an online form and upload scanned copies of their SSCE results, birth certificates, and state of origin certificates. Completed online forms and guarantor forms should be printed and submitted at the Nigeria Police Academy during the physical screening.
The automated physical screening exercise will be scheduled for a later date to be communicated in due course. Successful candidates will then participate in a computer-based test, an automated medical screening exercise, and an automated interview/selection exercise for the final selection process. If selected, candidates will undergo five years of academic and police training, leading to the award of a Bachelor’s degree and commissioning into the Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police II.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, has pledged transparency and accountability in the process. He has also warned applicants to beware of online imposters, scammers, and criminals who may attempt to exploit the application process for fraudulent activities.
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