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Just In: Apply for Nigerian Navy DSSC Course 29 Recruitment 2023/2024



Nigeria Navy Recruitment 2023

Nigerian Navy DSSC recruitment begins, we are pleased to inform the general public that the Nigerian Navy recruitment has begun today, interested applicants should read through the guidelines below and follow the link to apply.

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1. Applications are now invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for special enlistment into the Nigerian Navy through the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29. Online registration starts on 27 December 2023 and closes 7 February 2024. The departments and entry requirements are listed below.

2. Medical: The following medical fields with requisite entry qualifications are available:

a. Medical Officers/Dental Surgeons: MBBS or
MBBCh and BDS for medical doctors and dental surgeons respectively. All must
be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and possess
a current practicing license.

b. Pharmacy: B.Pharm/Doctor Pharmacy degree and full
registration with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria as well as have a current
practicing license.

c. Medical Lab Science: BMLS and be fully registered
with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria as well as possess
a current practicing license.

d. Radiographer: BSc in Radiography with current
practicing license.

e. Physiotherapy: 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.

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

g. Medical Records/Health Information Management:
BSc/HND required with current practicing license.

h. Clinical Psychology: BSc in Clinical
Psychology and Applied Psychology, with current practicing license.

i. Biomedical Engineer: BSc/HND in Biomedical
Engineering with current practicing license.

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

k. General Nursing/Midwives: B.NSc RN and RM with
current practicing license. Post basic qualification in any of the following
fields will be an added advantage:

(1) Accident and Emergency Nurse.

(2) Intensive Care Unit Nurse.

(3) Peri-Operative Nurse.

(4) Ophthalmic Nurse.

(5) Dialysis/Renal Nurse.

l. Social Welfare Officer/Nutritionist: BSc,
practicing license from relevant regulatory bodies, registered member of the
professional board.

m. Occupational Therapist: BSc, practicing license
from relevant regulatory bodies, registered member of the professional

3. Engineering: B.Sc or B Eng qualifications in the following fields:

a. Control Engineering.

b. Naval Architecture/Ship Design.

c. Marine Engineering (Mechanical).

d. Marine Engineering (Electrical).

e. Mechatronics Engineering.

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

4. Information and Communication Technology:
B.Sc/ B.Tech/ B.Eng in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant qualifications in:

a. Networking and Network Administration.

b. Programming and Software Development.

c. Server and Database Administration.

d. Cyber Security.

e. Computer Forensics/Digital Investigation.

f. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Certification in relevant fields will be an added advantage.

5. Legal Service: LLB and BL. LLM in International Maritime Law, International Law or Forensic Law is an added advantage.


1. Applicant must be a Nigerian citizen by birth.

2. 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.

3. Applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Divisionfor holders of First degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy will be an added advantage in all fields.

4. Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria.

5. Applicants who obtained credentials from foreign institutions should ensure the certificates are authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education and copies of all certificates are to be submitted at chosen aptitude test centers.

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. NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC is a compulsory requirement for enlistment.

8. Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters tall while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 meters tall.

9. Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by 25 March 2024. Except Medical Officers who should not be more than 30 years.

10. Serving personnel, Soldier/Rating/Airman, and other paramilitary services personnel must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the heads of their units.

11. Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date and time of the aptitude test will be communicated via the Nigerian Navy website.

12. Applicants are to choose any of the following centers for the qualifying aptitude test:

a. Abuja Centres:

(1) Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks.

(2) Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks.

b. Bauchi Centre:

Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks.

c. Owerrinta Centre:

Nigerian Navy College of Accounts and Finance, Owerrinta, Abia State.

d. Lagos Centres:

(1) Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.

(2) Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.

e. Port-Harcourt Centres:

(1) Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.

(2) Air Force Secondary School, 115 Special Operations Group, Air Force

f. Sokoto Centre:

Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks.

13. Applicants are to appear for the Aptitude Test with the following:

a. Photocopies of Degree and NYSC Discharge Certificate.

b. Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

c. Acknowledgement Form.

d. Photocopies of foreign certificates (if any).

14. Applicants are to note that the entire special enlistment process is free of charge and should refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.


15. On completion of the application form, applicants are advised to click ‘SUBMIT’ on the portal to generate the applicant’s Transaction ID. Applicants are thereafter advised to print out a copy of the ‘Application Summary’. For further enquires, please call 08061100665 between 0800 and 1700 hours only.

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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