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Nigeria Army Releases Shortlisted Names for Recruitment for SSCE Cadre: How to Check Your Status



Nigerian Army Shortlist Candidates For Direct Short Service Commission Course (DSSC) 25/2020

The Nigerian Army has officially released the list of shortlisted candidates for the 2024 SSCE Cadre recruitment. This announcement brings exciting news for many aspiring candidates who have been eagerly awaiting the results. If you applied for the Nigerian Army SSCE Cadre recruitment, now is the time to check if your name is on the list.

Why This Recruitment is Important

The Nigerian Army plays a crucial role in maintaining national security and sovereignty. Each year, the recruitment process aims to bring in new talents and skills to bolster the ranks and ensure the army is well-equipped to handle various challenges. The SSCE Cadre recruitment is specifically targeted at young individuals who have completed their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), providing them with an opportunity to serve their nation.

Steps to Check the Shortlisted Names

If you are one of the applicants, follow these simple steps to check if you have been shortlisted:

  1. Visit the Official Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal Go to the Nigerian Army’s official recruitment website. at
  2. Navigate to the Shortlisted Candidates Section On the homepage, look for a section labeled “Shortlisted Candidates” or a related link that directs you to the list of successful applicants.
  3. Select the Relevant Recruitment Batch There may be different batches or categories listed. Ensure you select the SSCE Cadre to view the correct list.
  4. Download the PDF File The list of shortlisted candidates is usually available in a PDF format. Download this file to your device for easy access.
  5. Search for Your Name Open the downloaded PDF and use the search function (Ctrl+F on most devices) to quickly locate your name or application number.

What to Do If You Are Shortlisted

Congratulations if you find your name on the list! Here are the next steps you should take:

  1. Prepare for the Screening Exercise The Nigerian Army will conduct a screening exercise for all shortlisted candidates. Ensure you are physically and mentally prepared for this stage. Gather all necessary documents, including your SSCE certificate, birth certificate, and other relevant credentials.
  2. Stay Updated Keep an eye on the Nigerian Army’s recruitment portal and official social media channels for updates regarding the date, venue, and requirements for the screening exercise.
  3. Follow Instructions Carefully follow all instructions provided in the official communication. This includes dress code, arrival time, and any other specific guidelines.

Tips for Applicants

  • Stay Informed: Regularly check the Nigerian Army’s official website and trusted news sources for any updates or changes to the recruitment process.
  • Be Prepared: Physical fitness is a significant aspect of the screening process. Engage in regular exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Gather Your Documents: Ensure that all your documents are complete and organized well before the screening date.


The release of the shortlisted names for the Nigerian Army SSCE Cadre recruitment marks a significant milestone for many aspiring candidates. It is an opportunity to serve the nation and embark on a rewarding career in the military. By following the outlined steps, you can easily check your status and prepare for the next phase of the recruitment process. Good luck to all applicants!

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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