How to Apply for Nigerian Army 2019 Recruitment [SSC and DSSC]

Nigerian Army SSC and DSSC 2019 Recruitment Form, Requirements, Portal and How to Apply.

The Nigerian Army has commenced massive recruitment into Direct Service Commission (DSSC) and Short Service Commission (SSC). The NA 2019 recruitment exercise is open to graduates and non-graduates. The Nigerian Nigerian Army SSC and DSSC 2019 recruitment was announced by the force via the official social media page on the 14th of August 2019.

Nigerian Army 2019 Recruitment

For interested applicant who have been asking questions like “when is Nigerian Army 2019 Recruitment starting“, “Is Nigerian Army 2019/2020 application form out?“.



Here are they requirements and everything you need to know about Nigerian Army SSC and DSSC 2019 Recruitment and How to apply via the portal.





Requirements for Nigerian Army Recruitment

The Nigerian Army 2019 recruitment exercise is open to all qualified individuals, see a list of requirements below;

1). Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2). Be a male or female between the ages of 22 and 35 years, while medical consultants be not more than 40 years of age by October 2019.

3). Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.

4). Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant character and integrity. These could be by a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the state of the applicant. Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.

5). Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.

6). Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.


7). Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).

8). Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any recognized institution of learning.

9). Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.

10). Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

11). Applicants (Less serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.

12). Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.

13). Only academic credentials obtained from 2006 to date will be considered.

14). Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.

15). Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.

16). Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post-secondary).

17). Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations by their Commanding Officers/Commanders. They must also present valid letter(s) of NA sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions. Additionally, they must have served for a period of not less than 5 years in the unit.

18). Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.

19). All female applicants are advised to seek for commission into specialist corps e.g. Medical, Legal Service or Army Public Relations.


Nigerian Army Application Portal

The Nigerian army DSSC and SSC 2019 recruitment form can be obtained on online via the portal All registrations are to be done on the portal and applicant are to do only one registration.

How to Apply

1. Log into the Nigerian Army Portal on

2. Create an Account

3. Read the qualification criteria.

4. On the home select your preferred application (DSSC or SSC)

5. On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.

6. Click on ‘Login’ to complete the application form.

7. Ensure all the documents listed below are uploaded on the recruitment portal:

– Passport photograph.

– Educational certificates.

– Evidence of membership of any professional body.

– Certificate of state of origin.

– Birth certificate or age declaration.

After successfully completing your Nigerian army application form applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip and the first page is to be signed by the Registrar of Court of Law while the second page is to be signed by the applicants’ Local Government Chairman/ Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from his/her state.


DSSC and SSC Recruitment Closing Date

According to the details on the website, the Nigerian Army SSC and DSSC 2019 recruitment will commence from the 14th of August 2019 and end on 28th September, 2019. All registrations are to be done on the portal and applicant are to do only one registration.

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