Nigeria Army DSSC & SSC Recruitment 2018 | Updated

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The Nigerian Army DSSC recruitment and the SSC recruitment is aimed at employing graduates into the Nigerian Army.
This Army recruitment is opened for both civilians and serving non-commissioned officers of the Nigerian Armed forces.
To become an officer of the Nigerian Army, you will need to either pass through the Nigerian Defence Academy, or the short service commission. These officers are divided into two categories which are the regular course and short service officers.
The Nigerian Army short service commission is also divided into the Direct short service course (DSSC) and the short service combatant (SSC).
The DSSC recruits professionals with a degree, higher national diploma and bachelor of education from a recognized tertiary institution. These officers time in service is short just like the name implies. Just a few of them reach the rank of Brig. General in the NA and this is possible only if they convert to regular course by passing a conversion examination. For your information, all the chiefs of the Armed force are regular course officers which means that they passed through NDA for their tertiary education.

Nigeria Army DSSC Recruitment Requirements

Nigeria Army DSSC Recruitment

Just like any other job out there, this also has its requirements for employment and one of the major is to have a degree certificate. It is also expected that you have completed your NYSC before you apply because anyone without an NYSC certificate will be disqualified in the early stages of screening. Below is a full list of the Nigerian Army DSSC requirements.

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  • The applicant must be a Nigerian
  • Only physically, mentally and medically fit persons will be recruited
  • Should be aged between 20 to 30 years by January 2019
  • It is expected that candidates submit their attestation letter from their former institutions
  • The minimum height for joining the Nigerian Army is 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female)
  • All applicants must not have any criminal record
  • Must graduate with a degree of not less that Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Every candidate is expected to have a valid birth certificate
  • Must posses a state of origin certificate 
  • Every candidate should have a NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be
  • Any candidate who has tattoos will be disqualified
  • Candidates must posses all original copies of educational certificates
  • Cult members shall not be recruited

How to Apply for the Nigerian Army DSSC/SSC

To do this, all you need to do is visit the Nigerian Army website. In the middle of the page, you will find the instructions on how to apply. Note that the link for DSSC application is different from that of SSC recruitment
Please not that the application portal closes on the 30th of November 2018. So hurry and complete your registration before this date to avoid disqualification due to incomplete application.
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