Nigerian Air Force begins DSSC enlistment for 2018

Nigerian Air Force begins DSSC enlistment for 2018

- The Nigerian Air Force states that its online registration and all other enlistment processes are free of charge and no payment should be made at any point throughout the exercise

- The force asks interested persons seeking further information to see the instruction page on its website or call its support lines

Nigerian Air Force has commenced the enlistment of graduates and post-graduates for training as Direct Short Service Cadets (DSSC) 2018.

The force in a statement on Friday, October 5, stated that interested persons who wish to apply must be Nigerians, not less than 1.66m tall for male and not less than 1.63m tall for female.

It said applicants should be between 22 and 30 years by 30 September 2019 (22-35 for consultants).

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It noted that those interested must possess bachelor's degree with second class upper division or HND with upper credit in the following fields as stated below:

"Engineering: Software, Network, Computer, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Chemical, Satellite Communication, Satellite Control, Satellite Ground Station, Telecommunication, Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering.

"Administration: Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Television and Film Production, Sports, Music/Instrument Technology, Accounting, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Economics, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply, Business Management.

"IT/Sciences: Database/Network Administration, Web Developing, Network & Cyber Security, IT Robotics, GIS/Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Analyst, Data Telecommunication, Intelligence and Security Studies, Geography, Cartography, Astronomy, Cosmology, MET, ATCO and Fire, Statistics/Record Analyst.

"Education: Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Arts, History and Languages namely French, German, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic languages.

"Professions Allied to Medicine: Nutrition, Lab Tech, Nursing, Ph@rmacy, Biomedical Engineering, Vet Medicine, Dental Techs/Therapists, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory, Medical Records, Optometrist, Preventive Health, Clinical Psychology, Radiography, Physical & Health, Health Education & Human Kinetics, Biochemistry.

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"Medical Consultants: General Surgeons, Physicians, Paediatricians, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Anaesthetists.

"Chaplaincy /Islamic Affairs: Theology, Arabic & Islamic Studies.

"Legal Studies: Criminal, Constitutional, Procurement, Land and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law."

It advised interested applicants to apply free of charge online at

Nigerian Air Force stated that applicants are to print out the under listed documents after completion of application online:

"Local Government Indigeneship Form.

"Attestation Form.

"Acknowledgment Form.

"Serving Military personnel are to note that documents listed in a – c above are not applicable to them, however the special attestation form is to be filled by their current Unit Commander.

It said the online registration will begin October 19, 2018 and close on November 16, 2018.

NAF noted that its online registration and all other enlistment processes are free of charge and no payment should be made at any point throughout the exercise.

It said the attestation form must be accompanied by the passport photograph of the signee. The signee is also to endorse his name and signature on the back of his passport photograph and that of the applicant.

NAF urged interested persons seeking further information to see the instruction page on the website or call the following support lines: 09064145533, 08043440802 and 09055840142 or e-mail:

In another report, the Nigerian army has faulted reports circulating in the social media that eleven 11 cars and two corpses had been recovered from an abandoned mining pit filled with water in the Dura - Du District of Jos south local government area of Plateau state where the search for the missing immediate past chief of army administration, Major General Idris M Alkali (retired), is ongoing.

Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, the deputy director army public relations, in a statement on Thursday, October 4, described the social media reports as false and misleading.

The army spokesperson in setting the record straight, noted that only three vehicles have been recovered by the military authorities in the search and rescue operation.

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