About 191,000 candidates who applied for jobs in the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have undergone examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Yakmut Alhassan, said the conduct of the recruitment examination was seamless and orderly.
He explained that almost 190,000 candidates applied for the positions, out of which are 113,000 for Civil Defence and 78,000 for the Immigration Service.
Yakmut was addressing journalists while giving an overview of the exercise on Monday in Abuja.
He explained that JAMB successfully conducted the computer-based exam in 126 centres across Nigeria’s 36 states at the same time to ensure the integrity of the recruitment process.
Yakmut said, this is just one component of the exercise, after this, we go into physical and medical as well as psychometric exercise. 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 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.”
On the number of vacancies that are expected to be filled by the applicants, the Board’s secretary said 9,460 jobs are up for grabs by successful candidates, adding that the results from the JAMB recruitment exam are released immediately after the exercise.
“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 specialisation.
“In both organisations, we are recruiting 9,460. 5,000 for civil defence and 4,460 for immigration,” Yakmut said.