The esteemed Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) has unveiled the schedule for its Automated Physical and Credential Screening processes for the 10th Regular Course. This anticipated update has garnered significant interest from candidates across the nation, eager to take the next step in their journey at POLAC.
Overview of the Screening Schedule
The academy has cordially invited candidates, who have successfully finalized their online registration for admission into the 10th Regular Course, to participate in a range of processes. This includes:
- Automated Physical/Credential Screening
- Computer-Based Test (CBT)
- Medical Screening
- Board Interview
These processes are meticulously planned to transpire from Monday 6th November to Wednesday 30th November 2023. The starting time on each day is fixed at 0800hrs, ensuring a prompt and efficient commencement. The central hub for these processes will be the iconic grounds of the Nigeria Police Academy.
Candidates gearing up for this significant step should make their way to POLAC’s official website to print their invitation slips (https://admission.polac.edu.ng/). This vital document will be available from 21st October 2023. Candidates must adhere to the specific day mentioned on their invitation slip for the screening.
Screening Criteria and Essentials
A spokesperson for POLAC emphasized the importance of the CBT, stating that only those who excel in this test will earn a place at POLAC to advance to the subsequent stages – the Medical Screening followed by the Board Interview.
As for the screening day, candidates are mandated to arrive dressed in a pristine white T-shirt and shorts. In addition, they must be equipped with the following essential documents, systematically organized in two white flat files, accompanied by recent passport photographs:
- Confirmation of physical/mental fitness from a reputable government-endorsed medical institution.
- Testimonial of upstanding character from the Village/District Head of the candidate.
- Certificate of Origin, authenticated by either the Local Government Chairman or Secretary.
- A print-out of the National Identity Number (NIN).
- Original and duplicate sets of credentials – this encompasses O’ Level Result(s), Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age, and the JAMB result print-out.
- A printed copy of the application form.
- A meticulously filled Guarantor’s form.
- The aforementioned invitation slip.
Adherence to requirements
It is paramount that candidates ensure they bring along all items from (a) to (h). The academy has clarified that any candidate who misses even a single item will unfortunately not be eligible for the screening. Moreover, candidates are urged to be punctual and to align with the specifics, dates, and guidelines outlined for the screening exercise.
A Message from the Commandant
AIG Sadiq Idris Abubakar, PhD, mni, the esteemed Commandant of POLAC, took a moment to address the aspiring candidates. He unequivocally assured transparency and accountability throughout the screening process. Reiterating the academy’s commitment to integrity, he emphasized that the Admission Exercise is entirely free of charge.
He further counseled the applicants to remain vigilant, particularly against any unscrupulous elements aiming to exploit this exercise for illicit gains. In a stern warning, he proclaimed that any individual found indulging in malpractices would unequivocally face the rigorous consequences of the law.
For any further updates or details regarding the screening, candidates are advised to frequently check the official POLAC website or trusted news outlets.