The Recruitment Board of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano, has short listed 2,634 applicants for 619 available slots for the Second Regular Course of the Academy’s degree programme.
Those short listed were the successful candidates that took part in the entrance examination held on June 7.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Assistant Director (Press and Public Relations) of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Ferdinand Ekpe, however, did not state the total number of candidates that applied for admission.
The statement said a member of the Board, Yakubu Mohammad, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, promised an improvement over the 2013 edition of the exercise.
The statement recalled a tragedy that occurred in the 2013 edition when one of the applicants died during the physical exercise segment.
It quoted the Coordinator of the Academy, Prof. Munzali Jibril, as saying that this year’s physical exercise segment would come after the mandatory medical screening of the applicants.
The Board is made up of officials of the Police Service Commission, Federal Character Commission, Ministry of Police Affairs, the Coordinator and Commandant of the Academy, as well as the DIG (Training) of the Nigeria Police Force.
“During the two-week exercise, candidates will be expected to go through the verification of their certificates, confirmation of their identities, psychological assessment test and medical screening.
“These will precede the physical training tests and exercises. Candidates who are successful in the above tests and exercises will thereafter appear before the Recruitment Board for an oral interview,” the statement added.