Nigeria’s Armed Forces Reduces Academic Requirements To Attract More Citizens

Posted by on Oct 24, 2020, Under: News

Nigeria’s Armed Forces Reduces Academic Requirements To Attract More Citizens

Nigerian Military Reduces Academic Requirements To Convince More Citizens To Join Military Units

This is done to allow more citizens to join the military and provide more soldiers to fight the war on terror in the country’s northeastern region, according to documents found by SaharaReporter.

The Nigerian military has lowered the academic requirements for entering the military.

This is done to allow more citizens to join the military and provide more soldiers to fight the war on terror in the country’s northeastern region, according to documents found by SaharaReporter.

As part of the basic requirement for conscription into the Nigerian army, interested candidates must now hold “a minimum of four passes in no more than two sessions at WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB at O ​​’level, including English,” the document says.

In an internal memo dated August 20, signed by Lieutenant General L.O. Adeosun, on behalf of the chief of staff of the army, he complained that the soldiers did not want to participate in the fight against the uprising and banditry in the country.

He said soldiers prefer to take on less risky jobs or improve their education to stay out of the war zone.

Adeosun then ordered lower academic requirements for enrollment in the Nigerian army to encourage more members of the public to join the army.

The memo says: “However, it has been observed that a significant number of rank-and-file men and women are reluctant to participate in the ongoing operations of the Nigerian army against insurgents and bandits.

“Instead, they prefer to pursue other less risky pursuits or continue their education, bearing in mind that they have the qualifications required to enter higher education.

“This is all in an effort to avoid Nigerian military involvement, which should be a priority. This undesirable trend may be related to an emphasis on educational qualifications at the expense of passion and commitment to what the soldier personifies.

“As a result, I was asked to advise that from now on, the minimum qualification level for enrollment in the Nigerian army will be SSCE or its equivalent with a minimum of steps, including English.

“This revision should ensure that the most willing and committed young Nigerians have the opportunity to serve in the Nigerian military without focusing on educational qualifications.”

The last part is a memorandum signed by Lieutenant General L.O. Adeosun.

As overseen by the SaharaReporter, this decline in academic qualifications is now being implemented and implemented by the Nigerian military.

Source: – Sahara Reporter.


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