North-west leads 2018 Police Recruitment Medicals with 1, 201 candidates
The latest chart of the 2018 police recruitment medicals shows that North-west geopolitical zone leads with 1, 201 shortlisted candidates for the medical screening which began on May 31, and expected to end on June 3.
South-west geopolitical zone came second with 921 candidates, followed by North Central with 823 candidates.
Others include South-south with 799; North-east with 759 while the South-east geopolitical zone has 651 candidates.
It’d be recalled that Police Service Commission (PSC) embarked on recruitment into the force after President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that more 6,000 Nigerian youths be employed to expand its staff capacity.
Thousands of unemployed Nigerian youths obtained the form online, and over 37,000 sat for the Computer based test conducted by the Joint Admission Examination Board (JAMB) on May 25 across the country.
Out of that number, only 5,253 candidates made it to the medical screening stage, meaning others failed or couldn’t meet the required mark for the next stage.
With the number of candidates for the 2018 police recruitment medicals, they are short of 747, how the PSC will be able to fill up the gap hasn’t been made public at the time of filing this report.
According to the Police Service Commission, new constables (least police rank) would be picked from the 774 local government areas in compliance with the Nigeria’s Federal Character principle.
“We have representatives from Police Service Commission (PSC) and Federal Character Commission (FCC) to ensure that federal character was captured,” the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of training, Emmanuel Inyang, said.
Application was the first stage, JAMB computer based test was the second stage, while medical screening becomes the third stage, the final stage will be the release of the final list.
Statistics during application:
During application process, PSC said Kaduna State had the highest number of applicants with 6,962, while Lagos had the least with 1,013.
Katsina had the second highest number of applicants with 6,676, followed by Benue and Niger with 6,474 and 6,409, respectively.
Bayelsa had 1,097, followed by Anambra with 1,117 and Ebonyi with 1,303.
Kano State has highest candidates for 2018 Police Recruitment Medicals.
It’s revealed that out of the 5,253 candidates on the list of the successful after the examination, Kano State has the highest number with 308 candidates, followed by Katsina with 238 successful candidates.
Oyo is third with 225, Akwa Ibom is on number four with 194 while 189 candidates were selected each from Borno and Jigawa states.
The states with the lowest numbers of candidates invited for 2018 Police Recruitment Medicals are the FCT with 42, Bayelsa 54, Gombe75 and Ekiti with 84.
Number of shortlisted candidates in each of the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory are as follows:
Cross River: 122,
The final selection list is expected to be released by PSC after the completion of the medical screening.
2018 Police Recruitment Medicals end on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Already, one applicant reportedly died during the medical screening in Abuja.