Nigeria Army recruitment form portal 2019/2020 update (78rri) 2019/2020

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Today i will be talking about the ongoing Nigerian army recruitment and easy way to get enlisted into the Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and responsible for land warfare operations. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council

This article was put together to give you full details about the Nigerian Army recruitment excise.

Nigerian army registration process 2018/2019 (78RRI)

To start your 78rri application you have to visit the Nigerian army recruitment sign up page

At this point you will need a valid email address, once the sign up page opens then input your valid email address and input a password that should be at least 8 characters ( make the password very strong by including certain keys); then click on the Register button to finally complete the first stage.

At this point in time you should receive a confirmation email from, you have to click on the confirmation link, this is to confirm your email address.

Complete the 78rri Online Application Form

Now you now have to sign in with your email address and your password and an online application form will appear ;here you should carefully fill in your details such as

  • Full names as appeared in your O level results
  • contact address
  • State of Origin
  • next of kin etc

Complete the Online Application Form.

Print and attest documents generated – Application and Guarantor forms
Finally you are mandated to Visit designated examination and recruitment centres with above documents . A list of of that will be in the form.
On submission of application online, you are to print out the completed application form which must include the following essential parts;

  • Declaration and Certification by Parents / Guardian Form.
  • Local Government Area Certification Form.
  • Police Certification Form.
  • Guarantors Form.

Documents needed for 78rri online registration

Now let’s discuss the various document that you need submit online.

First School Leaving Certificate:

First School Leaving Certificate is the certificate issued to you on completion of your primary school education.

First School Leaving Certificate

The exam is normally taken when you are in primary 6 or simply class 6. Above is the certificate and how it looks like. Should in case you didn’t collect yours from your school, you have to quickly visit your school and ask the headmaster to search for your, at the end they will collect a fee from you might be 1000 or above. Like my friend that collected he’s she paid 1000 naira.

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Waec/Nabteb/NECO/GCE Results

Another certificate you need is waec

Waec certificate

Above is what it looks like, note that on the day of your screening at the state level you will be mandated to submit the original certificate and a scratch card to validate it online.

NECO certificate : if you don’t have WAEC result then you should present your NECO result

Neco certificate

The above is a sample of NECO certificate if you have not collected yours from your school, please visit your school principal office and get it.

Birth Certificate / Declaration of age:

you have to present a document that validate your true age, age falsification is a criminal act.

If you don’t have a birth certificate then you have to get an affidavit from a court

Above is a sample of an affidavit, I got this one from a court because my birth certificate is missing. It cost me just 1000 to get it then but now it might cost 1500 or above. Note that you can get it same day.

Optional – NCE/ND/Trade Test/ RN:

Trade certification is needed for those who want to apply for tradesmen such as welding, carpentry, masonry and fabrication.

Please note that The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity is the only state body that is authorized to issue a certificate of competence (Trade Test Certificates) to artisans who have confirmed the qualification level of their working skills.

NCE and ND certificate: this NCE is just a national certification of education and ND is just a national diploma issued by the respective recognized institution.

Warning: if you have a BSc and post graduates certificate or even masters you don’t need to apply with those certificates they aren’t allowed.

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2018/2019 : Follow-up

Now that you have successfully applied and submitted your application form, don’t just go and relax thinking that all is finished. You must do a follow up,regularly visit the e-recruitment portal to get information about the screening even such as the dates and venues although we will inform you here.

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Also check your email regularly, most importantly the spam section for further updates

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2018/2019 : Compliance

You must adhere to all registration guidelines, failure to do that can get you screen out, make sure you don’t have bow legs, flat feet, deformed eyes sight, criminal records, belonging to any cult group is not allowed.

Double registration is strictly prohibited and if found in the act it could get you arrested.

Nigerian army zonal screening date and venue

Please note that a screening date will be set aside in all the zonal venues located nationwide although the date will be communicated to you vial email but to know when the date will be released click here (Nigeria army zonal screening date and venue)

Please note that you must come very early on the said date, lateness is not allowed. I have written a comprehensive guide about how you can prepare your self about the much anticipated forth coming screening zonal exams click here to read more

Nigerian army screening/examination results 2018/2019

Now that you have gone for the screening and examination exercise what next? In case you are asking this question i will like you to know that a the results of the screening and examination will be released online and only those that past the examination will be enlisted into the Nigerian Army.

Click here to check names of Nigeria arm list of shortlisted candidates

Those who where shortlisted will commence their training at the Nigerian arm Zaria.

Nigeria DSSC recruitment for graduate

For those who already have a BSc and HND or even masters and Postgraduate results but wish to serve in the Nigerian army, the door is still open for applicants who wish to get enlisted.

You can read more on an article I created about the Nigerian army Direct Short Service Course

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How to get enlisted into the Nigerian Army 2019/2020?

There are requirements to meet before you will be enlisted into the Nigerian Army
First you need to be a Nigerian by birth, I will be discussing all requirements Bellow.

Nigerian army general requirements

  • Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity card.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. One
  • of the credits must be in English language.
  • In addition, Tradesmen & Women Applicants must also possess OND/Trade Test/City and Guild certificate
  • Non-Tradesmen & Women Applicants must be aged between 18 – 22 years by March 1, 2018.
  • Tradesmen & Women Applicants must be aged between 18 – 26 years by March 1, 2018.
  • Applicants must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.62 meters tall for female.
  • Applicants must print their completed online forms, attest it and submit it at the examination recruitment centres during the screening exercise period.
  • Knowledge of additional Nigerian Languages other than mother tongue is an added advantage

Nigerian army academic recruitment requirement

To be enlisted into the Nigerian Army you must meet the following educational requirements

  • Have at least four credits in not over two sittings GCE/ WASSCE /NECO/NABTEB. Please also note that English language is a necessary credit;
  • Have OND/Trade Test/City and Guild Certificate.

How can i be enlisted into the Nigerian Army 2019/2020 ?

I know you will be asking this burning question on how to apply for the ongoing Nigerian army recruitment for 2019/2020, please note that the Nigeria Army recruitment website is that is where all registration is done.

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to drop then Bellow.

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