Army releases names of 300 successful candidates for short service course


The Nigerian army has released a list of 300 candidates selected for its short service combatant course 47/2021 selection board.

In a statement issued on Friday, the army asked the shortlisted candidates to report for officer cadet training at the old site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, on April 6.

The candidates were drawn from all the six geopolitical zones in the country.

The army warned that any candidate who fails to report in person by 6pm on April 7 will forfeit their position and be replaced by another candidate on the reserve list consisting of 61 people.

“This is to inform the general public that candidates who are successful at the Short Service Combatant Course 47/2021 Selection Board have been shortlisted and published on the Nigerian Army recruitment portal,” the statement reads.

“Successful candidates are to report for officer cadet training at the Old Site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, on Tuesday 6 April 2021. The candidates who fail to report by 6pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 will forfeit their positions & be replaced by another candidate on the Reserve List.

“Candidates are to beware of internet fraudsters that may operate other websites to publish names and defraud unsuspecting candidates.”

Successful candidates are to report at the NDA with the following:

a. Original credentials and SSC 47 online application printout that bears their passport photograph;

b. Four copies of 5 x 7 coloured photograph in suit and in full standing position without cap/hat;

c. Two pairs of white (unmarked) round neck vests and navy blue shorts (without stripes);

d. Two pairs of black trousers;

e. Two pairs of pure white canvas trainers (rubber type NOT acceptable);

f. Two white bedsheets and pillow cases;

g. One blanket (grey or army green colour);

h. A set of cutlery;

i. Two pairs of national dress or suit and casual wears;

j. Serving military personnel are to come along with release letters and passes
from their commanders/commanding officers.


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