Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (Course 26) Recruitment is Ongoing

Enlistment into the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission Course 26 for graduates and post graduates is ongoing. Below are the guidelines and qualifications to be enlisted into the Nigerian Navy DSSC.



Online registration starts on 3rd October 2018 and closes on 14 November 2018.

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Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for enlistment into the Nigerian Navy through the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 26 in the underlisted departments:


    Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or HND in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration or HND in Business and Accounts. Membership of a professional body like ICAN, ANAN, ACMA, ACCA, ACA will be an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a registered institution of theology from either of the following:

    1. Catholic Mission.
    2. Protestant Mission.

    Applicants must have completed 2 years apprenticeship in Apostolic Ministry and be recommended from the pastoral missions. In addition to qualifications required, applicants must be of male gender and duly ordained clergy of their respective Christian faith.


    Applicants must possess B.Ed in relevant fields. Holders of first degree with PGD in the following fields are also eligible:

    1. Mathematics
    2. English Language
    3. Physics
    4. Geography
    5. Chemistry
    6. Economics
    7. French
    8. Computer Science
    9. History

    Applicants must possess a BSc or HND or equivalent qualifications in the following fields:

    1. Aeronautical Engineering.
    2. Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
    3. Mechanical/Marine Engineering.
    4. Naval Architecture/Ship Design.

    Membership of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) will be an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess a BSc, BA, HND or equivalent qualification in Personnel Management, Public Administration or Human Resource Management. Membership of NIM and other relevant bodies is an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess BSc/HND in Nautical Sciences. Membership of relevant professional body will be an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess a BSc or HND in the following fields:

    1. Cartography.
    2. Surveying/Geoinfomatics.
    3. Geophysics.
    4. Physical Oceanography.

    Membership of NIS is an added advantage. Applicants with BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics must possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Land Survey to be eligible.

  8. IMAM

    Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies with special reference to Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology. Diploma in Counselling Psychology will be an added advantage. Applicants with Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies must have 5 years experience.


    Applicants must possess a BSc or HND in the following fields.

    1. Mass Communication.
    2. Journalism.
    3. Public Relations.
    4. Printing Technology.
    5. Cinematography.
    6. Television Production.
    7. Computer Technology (Desktop Publishing).

    Membership of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations will be an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess BSc/B.Tech/B.Eng in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant qualification in:

    1. Website development and management.
    2. Networking and network administration.
    3. Programming multimedia and software development.
    4. Server and database administration.
    5. Information and cyber security.

    Certification in relevant fields will be an added advantage.


    Applicants in the medical field must possess the following qualifications:

    1. Doctor/Dental Surgeons

      MBBS, MBchB or equivalent. Must be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and must possess a current practicing license.

    2. Pharmacist

      B.Pharm degree and be fully registered with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria and have a current practicing license.

    3. Radiographer

      Minimum of BSc/HND in Radiography.

    4. Nursing

      B.NSc or equivalent with post basic qualification in a nursing field. Sub specialisations such as ICU, A&E, Theatre, Anaesthesia will be an added advantage.

    5. Dietician

      B.Sc or HND Dietician/Nutrition. Must be registered with Dietetics Council of Nigeria.

    6. Medical Lab Scientist

      Must possess either a BMLS or AIMLS and its equivalent and be fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria as well as possess a current practicing license.

    7. Physiotherapist

      Must possess either B. Physiotherapy or BMR (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation). Must be registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB) and possess a current practicing license.

    8. Medical Records/Health Information Management

      Minimum of BSc/ HND required

    9. Public Health Officer

      Minimum of BSc/HND in either Environmental Health or Community Health Information and Education. Must be fully registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORCON) and possess a current practicing license.

    10. Optometrist

      Doctor of Optometry. Must be a fully registered optometrist, dispensing optician by the Optical Council of Nigeria and have a current practicing license.

    11. Hospital Administration

      Minimum of BSc/HND Hospital Administration required.

    12. Biomedical Engineer

      Minimum of BSc/HND in Biomedical Engineering required.

    13. Clinical Psychologist

      Minimum of BSc/HND in Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology required.

  12. Music

    Applicants must possess BA/HND in Music. Proficiency in any musical instrument will be an added advantage.


    Applicants must possess BA/HND in Physical & Health Education or equivalent. Proficiency in any physical sport will be an added advantage.


    BSc/HND/B Eng in the following fields:

    1. Architecture.
    2. Catering.
    3. Civil Engineering.
    4. Economics, Business Management or in Purchasing and Supply (PS).
    5. Final Certificate of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology.
    6. Quantity Survey.
    7. Structural Engineering.
    8. Transport Management.
  15. Legal Services.

    LLB and BL (A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is required).

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Guidelines for DSSC Candidates

  1. Applicants are warned against giving false information or tendering fake certificates. Any false information or fake certificates discovered at any stage will lead to disqualification and subsequent prosecution of the applicant.
  2. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for holders of First degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
  3. Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria.
  4. All applicants must be single.
  5. Applicants must possess NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC.
  6. All applicants must present O’level West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), in addition to any other results such as NECO. Credit in Mathematics and English is compulsory.
  7. Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 metres tall.
  8. Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by 28 February 2019 except Chaplains and Imams who should not be more than 30 years.
  9. Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date, time and result of the aptitude test will be placed on this website.
  10. Applicants are to choose any of the following centres for the qualifying aptitude test:
    1. Abuja– Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks. Abuja and Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks, Abuja.
    2. Bauchi – Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks.
    3. Owerrinta – Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics School, Owerrinta.
    4. Lagos – Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ojo. Navy Town Secondary school, Ojo.
    5. Port-Harcourt – Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.
    6. Sokoto – Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks.
  11. Applicants are to bring the following to the Aptitude Test Centres:
    1. Parents/Guardian Consent Form.
    2. Acknowledgment Form.
    3. Photocopies of Certificates including NYSC Discharge Certificate.
  12. In addition, applicants are to note that the entire enlistment process is free and they should refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.


  13. On completion of the application form, applicants are advised to click ‘SUBMIT’ on the portal and generate the applicant’s Transaction ID. Applicants are advised to print out a copy of the ‘Application Summary’. For technical support, call 08062090473 and 08033063694 between 0800 and 1700 hours only.

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17 Responses

  1. modurk says:

    I’ve always love the Navy and the airforce, was still serving when DSSC conducted this recruitment…. won’t miss the nxt one.

  2. Jide says:

    can I apply. I have always dreamed of being in the force. am 18 yes of age. and with a complete O level results

  3. EMMANUEL says:

    I graduated with a second class lover. Can i still apply?

  4. Helen says:

    Is just unfair oh,second class upper and lower are almost the same and I can offer to the Government even better then the first class or the second class upper, you should not do this to us please, you will kill people dreams, just try the second class lower too

  5. Omega says:

    I have all required criteria but only that am just waiting for my youth service call up. I don’t know if I can apply?

  6. Sunny says:

    I applied and have processed all the required documents. The email address with which I applied have a problem so I can’t get any message from them as it is now. Please, when is the screening exercise commencing?

  7. Collins says:

    Please for those that applied, when is the interview likely to hold? thanks.

  8. Nekky says:

    Pls we have written d exam when is d result going to come out

  9. Godson says:

    I have all the necessary requirements but am 31years of age already can I still apply? I am not ready to manipulate my age for anything not all Nigerians are corrupt. is there any consideration for people above 30years of age?

  10. NAIJAGBAGAUN says:

    Jeez DSSC minimum of second upper 2.1 this guys are strict oo. They stated it like 2.1 is easy to get… I thought any graduate can join the military inrespective of your grade.

    Chi do you have an idea of how much graduates earn?

  11. Pearl says:

    How much do graduates earn oo i wanna know please???

  12. Pearl says:

    Can graduates apply please??

  13. Dearly says:

    This people are strict oo, pls when is the interview holding

  14. Bless says:

    Am proud of navy

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