Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) Admission Requirements
Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) Admission Requirements.
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POLAC Admission Requirements.
The following are the Nigerian Police Academy admission requirements:
a. Candidates seeking admission into the Academy must be Nigerian citizens and must be between 17 and 22 years of age, and must have a height of not less than 1.67 Metres (5 Feet 6 Inches) if male, and 1.62 Metres (5 Feet 4 Inches) if female. In addition, male candidates must have an expanded chest size of not less than 86cm (34 Inches for those between 21 and 22 years of age). All candidates must be free from any physical deformity or mental disability.
b. Candidates must have obtained a minimum of SIX (6) credits at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO) or the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) at not more than 2 sittings. All Candidates must also have a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics as well as subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen course of study in the Academy.
c. Candidates must also obtain satisfactory scores in both the written examination and the interview and must pass physical and psychological tests of fitness.
d. SSCE STATEMENT OF RESULTS OR CERTIFICATES RELATING TO EXAMINATIONS TAKEN BEFORE 2014 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
NIGERIA POLICE ACADEMY, WUDIL, POLAC SELECTION EXAMINATION
1. The name of the examination should continue as SELECTION EXAMINATION.
2. The Examination shall assume the following pattern:
SELECTION A: General paper – compulsory for all candidates (Weighting, 40%).
Other sections, (only one section to be answered by candidates based on Faculty of choice (weighting 60%).
GENERAL PAPER AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING 3 SUBJECTS
SELECTION B: FACULTY OF HUMANITIES:
- Literature in English
SELECTION C: FACULTY OF LAW
- Literature in English
SELECTION D: FACULTY OF SCIENCE:
SELECTION E: FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES:
SELECTION EXAMINATION DATE, CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.
The Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Selection Examination, may be Computer Based Test (CBT) or Pencil and Paper. The examination shall comprise of a General Paper (Section A) which is compulsory for all candidates. It will cover areas such as general knowledge and current affairs, English Language and Mathematics. Other sections are to be selected according to candidate’s Faculty of choice. It will be conducted on Saturday the 14th July, 2018. Only candidates who meet the Academy’s cut-off mark of 180 in UTME and above will be eligible to sit for the Nigeria Police Academy Selection Examination at the 19 designated Centres. The list of Centres is in the Academy Website. Eligible candidates are to bring along to the examination venue their Acknowledgement Form, Examination Card, current JAMB Result Slip and two Postcard size photographs (3.5×5 Inches) which should show only from the chest upwards. At the back of each of the two Postcard size photographs, the candidates must write their name, State of origin, Examination Centre and signature.
About Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC).
The origin of the Nigeria Police Academy dates back to the early 80s when the Government of Nigeria in 1981 requested the British Government to make available to Nigeria, some united Kingdom Police officers to assess the training needs of the Nigeria Police.
In response to this request, a team of three British Police officers led by M.A. H Pacy ( Assistant Chief Constable, Hamberside Police) was sent to Nigeria by the British Government. The team submitted its report known as the pacy report in 1982. This report was formally published as the white paper of the Federal Republic, of Nigeria, on the future training needs of the Nigeria Police Force. A follow up of recommendations of the pacy report led to the search for the best training orientation for the Nigeria Police.
In 1986, the then Inspector General of Police Alhaji Mohammed A. Gambo rtd, sent a delegation of three Nigeria Police officers led by late S.Z. Daura (Assistant Inspector General) to Egypt to under study the Egyptian Police Academy. The report and recommendations of these two teams of experts had far reaching effects in laying the foundation for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Academy, kano to serve as an institution for high level manpower development, with a mission to train police officers to acquire the highest standards of professionalism.
The Academy officially took off simultaneously in 1988 at two temporary campuses; the Police training school Challawa, Kano where cadet Inspectors were trained; and the Police college Kaduna, where cadet ASPs were trained.
The two campuses were merged and relocated to its permanent site in Wudil, Kano, after its was formerly Commissioned on the 2nd April,1996, by then Head of State and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces, General Sani Abacha, GCON, dss, mni., with the expectation that the Academy will be affiliated to a University for degree awarding courses.
In the year 2012, the Federal Government of Nigeria upgraded the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil- Kano State, to a degree – awarding institution and the National Universities commission, accordingly, recognized the Academy as the thirty seven (37th) Federal University and the one hundred and twenty fourth ( 124th) University in Nigeria. Academy activities commenced in September, 2012. The pioneer faculties are :-
1. Faculty of Science
2. Faculty of Law
3. Faculty of Social and Management Science
4. Faculty of Humanities.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of establishing the Police academy are:
- To provide an institution capable of producing qualitative manpower especially at the ASP and Inspectorate cadre, in order to meet up with the middle level manpower requirements of the Nigeria Police Force.
- To equip trainees with competences backed by sound academic background, high professional and moral standards for effective law enforcement and selfless service to the Nation.
The basic qualification required for enlistment into the Academy for the two cadres are as follows:-
The selection into the Academy is done on quota basis i.e. each state of the federation is given an equal number of slots, e.g. 12 persons from each state. Selection starts from the state level to zonal level and finally the Force Headquarters Abuja. The Police service commission has the sole responsibility of appointment into the Nigeria Police force, application forms are obtainable from the Police service commission or Force Headquarters websites after advertisement in National News, the Media and websites.