190,000 applicants jostle for 9,460 NIS, NSCDC jobs

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About 190,000 applicants are jostling for 9,460 job slots at the Nigeria Immigration and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The candidates sat for the on Monday in 126 centres across nationwide, including the Federal Capital Territory ().

The , which was computer-based, was conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ().

Speaking with reporters after monitoring the exercise, Secretary the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Yakmut Saleh, expressed delight the seamless conduct the recruitment exam by .

He said the computer-based test was was adopted ensure transparency and avoid rancour and confusion trailed a similar exercise in 2014.

Saleh added the from the JAMB recruitment exam would be released immediately after the exercise.

He said: “All the country we have almost 190,000 candidates out of which 113,000 are Civil Defence, and for Immigration, we have 78,000 candidates across 126 centres in Nigeria. The is broken into three phases; we have the one for graduates and HND, NCE and OND and the third one for secondary school (leavers).

“The batches (for the exam) are in three sessions four sessions based on the of candidates per centre. We have 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. This is just one component of the exercise, after this, we go into physical and medical as well as psychometric exercise.

“We need go through a transparent method of a recruitment exercise and has start from the word go. We are into with JAMB to ensure every candidate is given a fair opportunity to prove he has the merit and requirement we need.

“The result is immediate but we are going to go into the phase, immediately we the we will shortlist for physical and medical checkups before 15 December (2020) IPP and capturing will commence, and they will now go for six months training for specialisation.

“In both organisations we are recruiting 9,460. 5,000 for civil defence and 4,460 for immigration.”

While commending JAMB for the orderliness witnessed in the conduct of the exam, the board’s secretary said the recruitment process has been free with no candidates expecting to pay any money.

The Nation