Nigerian Army (DSSC 24 & SSC 45) Recruitment Application Guide – 2019

Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC 24/2019) and Short Service Combatant (SSC45/2019) Course Recruitment/Application Form, Entry Requirements,Condition of Service, Guidelines and Deadline for 2018/2019 Session .

Nigerian Army (DSSC 24 & SSC 45)
Recruitment Application Guide – 2019

Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct ShortService Commission (DSSC) and Short Service Combatant(SSC) Commission officers.
The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel.
Only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.
Online Application commenced on Friday, 19th of October will close on Friday, 30th of November 2018 .

Entry Request

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:
a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
b. Be a male or female between the ages of 23 and 27 by January 2019.
c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA Standards.
d. Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Serving military personnel must be recommended by their commanding officers. Civilians could be recommended by a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the state of the applicant. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
e. Candidates must submit a Letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
f. Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
g. Must not have been convicted by any court of law.
Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
h. Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities from any recognized institution of learning.
i. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the
National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
j. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
k. Applicants (other than serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid certificate of exemption as the case may be.
l. Only academic credentials obtained from 2013 to date will be considered.
. Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
n. Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
o. Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).
p. Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years in the unit.
q. Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION COURSE 24/2019 CORPS AND SERVICES


Applications should be into any of the following Corps
and Services of the NA:
a. Nigerian Army Engineers. Applicants must possess a
minimum of BSc (Eng),         B Engr (Second Class
Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the
following areas: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and
Building Engineering. Others are Architecture,
Quantity/Estate/Land Surveying, Town Planning,
Geology or Geographic Information Systems.
b. Nigerian Army Signals. Applicants must possess a
minimum of BSc              (Second Class Lower) degree
or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:
Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer
Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering,
Satellite Communication, Computer Science,
Management Information Systems.
c. Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower)
degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following
areas: Psychology, Computer Information
Management, Computer Data mining,  Intelligence
Analysis, Forensic Science.
d. Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport.
Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA
(Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit)
in any of the following areas:  Catering and Hotel
Management, Food Technology, Shipping and Supply
Chain Management, Business Administration,
Economics or Marketing. A good working experience
will be an added advantage.
e. Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BSc, B Engr, BA (Second Class
Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the
following areas:  Purchasing and Supply, Chemistry,
Computer Science & Engineering, Economics,
Business Administration, Ballistics, Physics,
Production Engineering, Textile & Material
Management, Logistics & Supply Management and
Public Administration.
f. Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers. Applicants must possess a minimum of
B Eng, BSc (Eng) (Second Class Lower) degree or
HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:
Automotive, Electronics, Mechatronics, Systems,
Weapon and Marine Engineering. Others are Marine
Architecture, Material Science and Computer
Engineering. Such academic fields must be registered
with the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for
the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
g. Nigerian Army Medical Corps.

1. Medical and Dental Consultants. Applicants
could belong to either of the following fields of
specialization such as General Surgery,
Orthopaedic Surgery, Anesthesia, Neuro Surgery,
Cardiothoracic, ENT Surgeons, Physicians
(Cardiologists, Endocrinologist, Nephrologists and
Neurologists), Ophthalmologists as well as
Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, Paediatricians and
Family Physicians. Applicants must also consider
the following criteria:

a. Must be Fellow of the National Postgraduate
Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent
Postgraduate Medical College.

b. Not be more than 40 years of age.

c. Must have full registration of Medical and
Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the
undergraduate degree and additional
qualification registration as appropriate.

d. Must have current MDCN licence to practice
as a specialist.

2. General Duty Medical/Dental Officers.
Applicants must possess MBBS/BDS or equivalent
with not more than 5 years post – qualification
experience and must be fully registered with the
Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

3. Optometrists. Applicants must possess Doctor of
Optometry (O.D.) degree and must be
registered with the appropriate professional body.

4. Dental Therapists and Dental Technologists.
Applicants must possess Higher Diplomas and
must be fully registered with relevant professional
bodies.

5. Clinical Psychologists. Applicants must possess
BSc in Clinical Psychology.

6. Nurses. Applicants must possess BSc Nursing with
full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery
Council of Nigeria.

7. Pharmacists . Applicants must possess Bachelor of
Pharmacy and must be fully registered with the
Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.

8. Professionals Allied to Medicine. Applicants must
possess a minimum of Second Class Lower
degree in any of the following areas:

Radiology – Medical Image Science, Hospital Administration,
BMLS, AIMLS, and AIMLT – Medical Laboratory
Science, Physiotherapy, Environmental Health
Workers, Nutrition/Dietetics, Health Service
Administration and Health Information
Management. 

Note: All applicants for Medical
Corps, are expected to present proof of
registration with their professional regulatory
bodies and current practicing license.

h. Nigerian Army Band Corps. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BA(Second Class Lower)
degree or HND Lower Credit or equivalent in Music
with L.R.A.M and A.R.C.M.

i. Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police. Applicants
must possess LLB BL, and a minimum of BSc, BA
(Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit)
in any of the following areas: Criminology, Sociology,
Psychology.

j. Nigerian Army Finance Corps. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BA (Second Class Lower)
degree in any of the following areas: Economics,
Accountancy, and Business Administration or HND
(Lower Credit) in Business and Accounts. Registration
with any of the following Professional Accountancy
qualification is compulsory: ICAN, ANAN, ACMA,
ACCA, ACA.

k. Nigerian Army Education Corps. Applicants
must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower
degree in any of the following areas: BSc (Ed) in
Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Library/
Information Science and B Ed in French, Portuguese,
German and English Languages. Note: All applicants
for Education Corps, are expected to present proof of
registration with their professional regulatory bodies.

l. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).
Applicants must possess minimum of BA (Second
Class Lower) degree in Pastoral Psychology, New
Testament Theology, Old Testament Theology,
Pastoral Counseling and Child Evangelism from any of
the Seminaries/Universities recognized by the NA
Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).
Applicants must belong to one of the 18 major
denominations of the protestant faith. Soldier
applicants must have served the NA with a minimum
of 5 years experience in Chaplaincy work and must be
vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of
Chaplain Services (Protestant).

. Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic).
Applicants must possess a minimum of Bachelor
(Second Class Lower) degree in any of the following
areas:  Philosophy and Theology from a Roman
Catholic approved seminary, affiliated to a National
Universities Commission accredited University or
Urbanian University, Rome. Applicants must have good
standing in the church and be also released by a
Diocesan Bishop. Applicants must be vetted and
recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain
Services (Roman Catholic).

n. Directorate of Islamic Affairs. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BA, B Ed (Second Class
Lower) degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, LLB
Sharia with Diploma in Arabic from recognized
Nigerian universities, Azhar University, Cairo or Saudi
University. Each applicant would be required to
produce testimony of excellent character from a
reputable religious organization in Nigeria. Applicants
must be able to speak English Language.

o. Directorate of Legal Service. Applicants must
possess LLB BL from a recognized institution. A
minimum of 2 years post Law School legal practice is
required and applicants must present evidence of this.

p. Directorate of Army Public Relations. Applicants
must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class
Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in Journalism,
Printing, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radio
Operation and Performance, Graphic Design, Public
Relations and Advertising. Applicants must have
evidence of Membership to any Professional body in
relation to media operation and journalism.

q. Directorate of Army Physical Training. Applicants
must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower
degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following
areas: Human Kinetics, Physical and Health
Education, Sports Administration
(PGD), Sport Coaching, Physiotherapy
or Sports Psychology.


r. Directorate of Army Aviation. Applicants must
possess a minimum of BSc/B Eng (Second
Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) with other
relevant trade qualification from government –
approved institutions for the following fields:
1. Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering. Minimum
of B Eng or HND in Aerospace/Aeronautical
Engineering with not less than 3 years work
experience.
2. Mechanical Engineering. Minimum of B Eng or
HND in Mechanical Engineering with not less than
2 years work experience.
3. Electrical Engineering. Minimum of B Eng
or HND in Electrical Electronics (Power option).
4. Air Traffic Controller. BSc in Geography/
Physics/Mathematics with NCAA approved Air
Traffic Control License.
5. Fire Fighter. BSc in Chemistry/Physics with
NCAA approved Fire Fighting License from any
reputable organization.

METHOD OF APPLICATION


Applications are to be made online free of charge from the
19th of October 2018.

A. How to apply:

1. Log on to www.nigerianarmyms.ng to create an
account.

2. Read the qualification criteria.

3. From the home page, select SSC OR DSSC
application.

4. On successful registration, you will receive an
email notification containing your login details.

5. Click on ‘Login’ to complete the application form.

6. Ensure all required documents are uploaded:
a. Passport photograph.
b. Educational certificates.
c. Evidence of membership of any professional
body.
d. Certificate of state of origin.
e. Birth certificate or age declaration.

B. Print Out. Applicants must print out their online
generated photo-slip on completion of their
application. The first page is to be signed by a Court
of Law while the second page is to be signed by the
Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military
officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent
and above who hails from your state. Successful
applicants would be required to present their printed
photo-slips to the selection board during Interview.

Closure
All applications must be submitted not later than 30th of
November 2018.



For further information, you may call 08179269294 and
08109959294 , or visit www.army.mil.ng
Army Headquarters
Department of Military Secretary
Mambilla Barracks
Asokoro – Abuja


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