A total of 110,469 applicants have been shortlisted by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to sit for police recruitment aptitude tests, scheduled to start in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) next Monday.
Chairman of the Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, all categories of applicants short listed are to write examinations at designated schools in their states.
Okiro said the applicants to write the exams include Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 22,454, comprising 10,290 general duties and 12,164 specialists; Cadet Inspectors, 24,456, made up of 11,639 for general duty and 12, 817 for specialists and Constables, 63,559, comprising 40,492 for general duty and 23,067 for specialists.
He also said state governors have been advised to place advertisements on radio and television to inform their citizens about the examination and the venue.
The PSC chair disclosed that 115 applicants were arrested for breaches ranging from document forgery to impersonation and others, adding that they have been handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
“The commission adhered strictly to the requirements needed from the applicants in terms of qualifications and physical features and many applicants who failed to meet these requirements were dropped.
“The screening exercise will start on Monday with aptitude test for Cadet ASPs for both general duty and specialists. On Tuesday, it will be the turn of Cadet Inspectors, also for both general duty and specialists. The Constables from both cadres will take their turn on Wednesday”, Okiro said.
He stated that the results of the aptitude test would be out within a few days, assuring that the examination questions will not leak before the D-day on Monday.