No fewer than 190,000 peoples are said to be competing for 9,460 job slots at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) together.
The applicants who sat for the computer based examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday in 126 centres across the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Addressing the Journalists during the monitoring exercise, Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Yakmut Saleh, expressed delight over the flawless in which the examination went, said the computer based test organized by the JAMB was adopted to ensure transparency and avoid rancour and confusion that trailed a similar exercise in 2014.
Saleh, who confirmed that the results from the JAMB recruitment exam would be released in 24 hours after the exercise.
According to him “All over the country we have almost 190,000 candidates out of which 113,000 are Civil Defence, and for Immigration, we have 78,000 candidates across 126 centres in Nigeria. The examination is broken into three phases; we have the one for graduates and HND, NCE and OND and the third one for secondary school (leavers)”
“The batches (for the exam) are in three sessions to four sessions based on the number of candidates per centre. We have 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. This is just one component of the exercise, after this, we go into physical and medical as well as psychometric exercise”
“We need to go through a transparent method of a recruitment exercise and it has to start from the word go. We are into partnership with JAMB to ensure that every candidate is given a fair opportunity to prove that he has the merit and requirement that we need”
“The result is immediate but we are going to go into the second phase, immediately we get the results we will shortlist for physical and medical checkups before 15 December (2020) IPP and capturing will commence, and they will now go for six months training for specialization”
“In both organisations we are recruiting 9,460. 5,000 for civil defence and 4,460 for immigration.”