How To Join The Nigerian Navy In 2021 (SSCE/Graduates)

How To Join The Nigerian Navy In 2021 (SSCE/Graduates) is one of the questions most people ask. In this Post, am going to explain in details on how to join the Nigerian Army either with your O Level certificate, NCE, OND, HND and BSC.

Lets start with joining the Nigerian Navy with SSCE, NCE and OND.(Recruitment)

This three certificates falls on the same category and once you join the Nigerian Navy with any of those certificate, You will become a Non commissioned officer. But there will still be different as SSCE will graduate with lower Rank while the NCE and OND will graduate with higher rank.

The training Of the Nigerian Navy Non commissioned officer takes a period of six months before they graduate and become a naval personnel.

Before you can be able to join the Nigerian Navy Recruitment with SSCE, NCE and OND. You need to meet up with the Nigerian Navy Recruitment requirements.

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  1. Applicants should possess any of the following educational qualifications . West African certificate/Senior secondary school certificate/General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level/Waec City and guilds or London City and guilds/Ordinary National Diploma.Or any other Educational qualifications equivalent to the ones Mentioned Above.
  2. Any Applicant possessing higher educational qualifications like HND,BSC other than the ones stated above should not Apply.
  3. Any Certificate Not declared or tendered and Accepted during the recruitment exercise is not acceptable after the exercise and cannot be tendered for the sake of change of branch or advancement while in the Naval service. Only qualifications obtained through normal service provisions are tenable after joining.
  4. Applicants must be between the Age of 18 to 22 years at the time of Application, While 24 years is acceptable for those with higher qualifications.
  5. Applicants must not be married or have Children before joining
  6. Applicants is required to print out Parents/Guidian consent form and Local Government Attestation form
  7. Applicants must be of Nigerian Origin by Birth.
  8. Applicants with the following problems are not to Apply.
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1.Short sightedness
2.Bow or K Leg.
3.Ear problem
4.Previous orthopedic surgeon
5.Flat foot
7.Fracture or any other Natural Disability.

9. Applicants must be free from Any previous conviction by court of Law or Criminal Charges.

Interested candidates should visit to register.

Now Second one is Joining the Nigerian Defence Academy with SSCE.
This category is only for SSCE holders.

To join the Nigerian Defence Academy and become a naval officer, you need to apply with jamb as you can only be accepted once you make their jamb cut off mark for the institution.

Those who join the Nigerian Defence Academy to become Naval Officers spends a period of 5 years before the are commissioned into the Nigerian Navy by the Commander in chief of the Armed forces.

You Can Read on how to join the Nigerian Defence Academy HERE.

Lastly but not the least is joining the Nigerian Navy As a graduate.

Those who want to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate needs to have completed their higher institution and possess HND or BSC.
The training period takes a period of 9 months before they are commissioned into the Nigerian Navy as Naval Officers.

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CLICK HERE To read on how to join the Nigerian Navy as a Graduate.

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