No less than 37,000 police applicants across the country seeking entry into the Nigeria Police Force sat for a recruitment examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday.
Reports say the intending police constables whose academic qualification should be a Senior Secondary Certificate Examination sat for the Computer-Based Test held at JAMB centres nationwide.
During a briefing at the board’s headquarters in Bwari, Abuja, JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said the police paid about N100m to the board to conduct the examination.
Oloyede said, “We conduct examination for various agencies because there are facilities available with the board. They are of the minimum costs. So the police came and they have subjected themselves to all the conditions. The Police Service Commission sets the qualifications for the police applicants.
“We have 156 centres across the country where the examination took place. So far, only our centre in Otukpo, Benue State, had some hitches on Friday but they were resolved,” he added.
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