ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR ARMY DIRECT SHORT SERVICE 2020

Tataafo.com – 19th August, 2020

All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

a. Be a Nigerian as defined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria 1999 as amended.


b. Be a male or female between the ages of 23 and 27 by January 2021.


c. Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to Nigerian Army Standards.


d. Be recommended and attested to his/her good character by at least 2 recognizable referees who is either 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 applicant’s state of origin. 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 in height at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female).


g. Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must not have any disciplinary case andmust be confirmed so bythe 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 accreditedinstitution of learning.Courses of study must also be accredited at the time of study.


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.Applicants completing NYSC in 2020 are eligible to apply.


l. Only post secondary academic credentials obtained fromYear2015 to date will be considered.


m. Applicants must present validcontact 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 official sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a minimum period of 5 years in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.All service personnel applicants are under obligation to declare their service status on application as required by Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Failing to do so constitutes an offence in addition to disqualification at any stage.


q. Candidates must not be members of any cult/secret society/fraternity.

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