Police Commission decries 90 percent failure rate among job applicants

Police Commission decries 90 percent failure rate among job applicants

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has lamented the high failure rate of more than 90 percent amongst applicants; seeking recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force

This was disclosed on Thursday, January 13; by the Commissioner representing Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, in the Police Commission, Mr. Rommy Mom; who made this known at a Community Engagement Forum organised by the PSC in Makurdi, Benue State.

Mom stated that it was disheartening; that the applicants fail to score up to 30 percent in the exams.

He said the development among others was a major challenge the Commission would work hard; to correct in future recruitment exercises the PSC would conduct.

According to Mr. Mom: “The PSC during these recruitments has some observations; which are rather disheartening and we hope there will be a reversal going forward. Security is key to the development and enjoyment of peace.

“An additional concern is the fact that most of the applicants seem academically challenged; as more than 90 percent of the applicants have consistently failed; to score up to 30 percent in the examination.

“This is a sad reflection of the caliber of officers that will be patrolling our communities; in the event that these persons actually end up being enlisted; into the police.

“The society must encourage upright and responsible citizens to apply for recruitment; if our responsible and upright young ones are discouraged from joining the police; where are we going to source for the police officers of our dreams?”

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He said when that is done, the police would take its pride of place in the society; in the next five years.

Meanwhile, former Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, has warned Nigerians; against allowing other politicians with poor leadership qualities; like President Muhammadu Buhari to become the next president of the country.

Melaye made his position known on Thursday, January 13; through a post on his verified Facebook page on Thursday; saying “Nigerians can not replace Buhari with Buhari Pro max”.

Melaye also rubbished the presidential ambition of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; describing it as Papa Ajasco’s TV series.

The post reads, “Yahaya Bello’s dream of becoming President is a continuation of Papa Ajasco’s TV series. Meanwhile Nigerians can not replace Buhari with Buhari Pro max. SDM”.

 

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