Career : How to Apply for Nigerian SSC & DSSC Recruitment – 2016

Applications are now invited from eligible Nigerian for commissioning into the Nigerian Army as Short Service Combatant (SSC) and Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The SSC and DSSC are open to both civilians and serving military personnel. However, only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

Nigerian Army SSC Entry Requirements.

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 24 and 29 years by October 2016.

 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 of not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not lessthan 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 (less serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

.l.     Only academic credentials obtained from 2011 to date will be considered.

m.  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

How to Apply for The Nigerian Army SSC and DSSC Application.

The following will apply:

a.    Applications are to be made online.

b.    To apply:

(1) Log on to to create an account.

(2) Read the Qualification Criteria.

(3) From the Home Page, Select SSC 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:-passport photograph.-educational certificates.-evidence of membership of any professional body.-certificate of state of origin.-birth certificate or age declaration                               

c.    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 and 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 are required to present their printed photo-slip to the selection board during interview


5.    All applications must be submitted not later than 13th June 2016.

 For further information, you may call 07046349788 and 09099170154, or visit

For technical support and complaints, call the following support lines  07018447913 or email

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