Its no news that most Nigerians would like to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate and so they rush to the Nigerian Navy website and fill the Nigerian Navy application Form when the Nigerian Navy are recruiting without knowing what and how to join Nigerian Navy.
Well, this article will help clarify and teach you how to join Nigeria’s Navy. You should be aware that to have a career in Nigeria’s Navy, there exist unequaled career opportunities, experiences, and quite difficult challenges that would help you realize your potential and improve your very skill in the service to Nigeria no matter the course of study.
Although, during the application process of joining the Nigerian Navy for DSSC, which is normally open for graduates that have completed their degree and have done their NYSC Youth Service, not all courses are usually listed on the Nigeria Navy website as recruitment into Nigeria Navy depends on the vacant spaces available after senior officers in Nigeria Navy retires.
In joining the Nigerian Navy, there are some certain requirements you must be aware of and I shall be listing below
Requirements to Join the Nigerian Navy
- You must be a Nigerian Citizen
- You must meet some certain physical, mental, and psychological training i.e be physically, mentally and medically fit.
- Fall within the age bracket of 18-24 (subject to change, depending on type of recruitment)
- For males, a height of 1.7m while for females, a height of 1.67m.
- Be a literate and have certain educational qualifications.
- You would have to pass the Nigerian Navy Aptitude test and series of interviews conducted at different stages.
- Pass the medical screening.
From the above requirements for joining Nigerian Navy, you can see that the Nigerian Navy do not admit feeble minded Nigerians into its base. You would have to make sure that you are physically fit so as to endure the rigorous military training you would receive, if you are shortlisted. You also have to be medically fit, be of a certain height to join the Nigerian Navy.
How to apply for Nigerian Navy
If you feel that you meet the requirements above, then I believe you are qualified to join the Nigerian Navy. Below is how to apply for Nigeria Navy which is usually done online through the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Portal which is joinnigeriannavy.com
Please note that whether it is Nigerian Navy Recruitment for DSSC or for Seaman, the Nigerian Navy Application Form is usually online
1. When the official date for the sale of vouchers for the Nigerian Navy recruitment is released, buy a voucher from any of the designated banks as seen on the official recruitment website of the Nigerian Navy.
2. With the card bought, log on the Nigerian Navy’s recruitment portal at joinnigeriannavy.com and use the serial number of the card you purchased as username and its PIN as the password.
2. You would be presented with some forms which you are to complete. Be honest as you fill the form which will serve as a data base for you if you qualify finally. Also note that if your information is false and you are caught you will be prosecuted according to the law. Make sure the information you provide is correct
3. Upon your submission of your form online, you would be required to print them all out, including attestation forms, consent forms, guarantor’s form, form filled by your Local Government Chairman, Traditional ruler e.t.c. All these you will take to the Navy recruitment centers when the dates of the Nigerian Navy Aptitude test are released online.
4. Report to the Navy exam centers with copies of
- Birth Certificate or Age Declaration
- Parent Consent form
- About 5 passport photographs
- Local Government Forms
- Educational Certificates with Photocopies
If you really want to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate or as a seaman, Make sure you study about the Nigerian Navy, the ranks in the Nigerian Navy, their functions, history e.t.c and the sky will surely be your limit. Good luck