How To Join Nigerian Army As A Graduate | Army Recruitment

Not everyone is aware of the process involved to join the Army. In this post, we will show you how to join Nigerian Army as a graduate.

How to join Nigerian Army

Anyone who joined Army as a graduate, will stand a chance to rise in rank with speed of light. However, not everyone can join the Nigerian military service because there are requirements which need to be met.

The Nigerian Army is the largest part of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It was formed in 1960, before that year it was known as the ‘Royal West African Frontier Force’.

How to join Nigerian Army as a graduate

To join the Nigerian Army as a graduate, go to the official Nigerian Army recruitment portal at

If you want to join the Army in 2020, you need to wait for official announcement for next batch which will be made public through the official army portal.

While waiting for the Army to announce its recruitment, take your time to study the requirements below.

Requirements for joining Nigerian Army

Below are the requirements for joining Nigerians Army for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC);

  1. Applicants must be a Nigerian as defined by constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria,

  2. Must be between the age of 22 and 28,

  3. Your height must be 1.65 (female) to 1.68 (male) meter,

  4. You should possess not less than second class lower division or Higher National Diploma (HND), not less than lower credit.

  5. Must be medically, physically and mentally fit.

  6. You must not have been convicted by any Court for criminal related offence,

  7. Must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a letter of exemption,

  8. Birth certificate from a hospital, court or National population commission,

  9. Certificate of State of Origin.

  10. You must be recommended by at least two recognized referees who must attest to the applicants character and Integrity.

How to apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment

Just as we pointed out above, the application portal is usually opened annually for applications.

The application portal address is


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