Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment June 2024, Requirements, Application Form

Become a commissioned officer in the Nigerian Army! The DSSC program offers graduates with degrees or HNDs a chance to lead, serve, and enjoy a rewarding career. Apply online and serve your country.

About DSSC Recruitment in Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army’s Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) program allows civilians with degrees (B.Sc., B.Eng.) or HNDs in relevant fields to become commissioned officers.

It’s a chance to serve your country, lead others, and enjoy a competitive career.

If you’re a Nigerian citizen between 20-30 (with some variations), check the Army website for details and application windows.



  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Naval Architecture or Ship Design (preferred)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in a related field (acceptable)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant field (considered)

Membership (advantageous but not required):

  • Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN)
  • Be a Nigerian citizen by birth.

Have good grades:

  • Second Class Upper or higher for a University degree (B.Sc. or B.Eng.)
  • Upper Credit for a Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Be computer literate (advantageous, but not required).
  • Have completed full registration with relevant professional bodies in Nigeria (if applicable).
  • Have your foreign education credentials authenticated (if applicable).
  • Have at least 5 credits in your O’level exams (WAEC or NECO) including Math and English.
  • Have completed your NYSC service or have an exemption letter.
  • Meet the height requirement (minimum 1.68m for men, 1.65m for women).
  • Be between 22 and 28 years old.
  • Get a letter of attestation if you are currently serving in the military or paramilitary.
  • Pass a qualifying aptitude test (date and time will be announced online).

Other Important Informtion

Test Center: Choose one of these locations for your test:

  • Abuja: Army Day Secondary School (Mogadishu Barracks)
  • Lagos: Nigerian Navy Secondary School (Navy Town Ojo)
  • Port Harcourt: Nigerian Navy Secondary School (Borokiri)

What to Bring:

  • Copies of your degree and NYSC discharge certificate
  • Parent/Guardian consent form (completed)
  • Acknowledgement form (completed)
  • Copies of any foreign education credentials (if applicable)

Important Reminders:

  • Do not provide false information or fake certificates. It will lead to disqualification and possible legal action.
  • The entire recruitment process is free. Don’t pay anyone for any reason.

How to Apply

  • Make sure the application period is still open. You can find this information on the Nigerian Navy website (
  • Prepare the documents listed in the requirements above.
  • Visit the Nigerian Navy website ( and follow the instructions to submit your online application.
  • Choose your test center listed in the requirements above.
  • The date and time will be announced on the Nigerian Navy website.
  • Bring all the required documents mentioned in step 2 (copies).
  • The Nigerian Navy will inform shortlisted candidates about the next steps.

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