Over 90 percent of applicants into Police Force fail Recruitment Exams – PSC

Over 90 percent of applicants into Police Force fail Recruitment Exams – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said that more than 90 percent of applicants into the Nigerian Police Force have failed their recruitment examination.

The Commissioner for human rights and NGO at the PSC, Barr. Rommy Mom, made this known at the Community Engagement Forum organised by the commission in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Thursday.

He noted that it is extremely worrisome that the over 90 percent of applicants could not score up to 30 percent at the examinations set for them.

He explained that the PSC is now determined to correct the poor performance during exams and other challenges in future recruitment exercises for applicants into the police.

“The PSC during these recruitments has some observations, which are rather disheartening and we hope there will be a reversal going forward. Security is key to the development and enjoyment of peace.

“An additional concern is the fact that most of the applicants seem academically challenged, as more than 90 percent (of the applicants) have consistently failed to score up to 30 percent in the examination,” he explained.

“This is a sad reflection of the calibre of officers that will be patrolling our communities in the event that these persons actually end up being enlisted in the police.

“The society must encourage upright and responsible citizens to apply for recruitment; if our responsible and upright young ones are discouraged from joining the police, where are we going to source for the police officers of our dreams?” He added.

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