How To Join The Nigerian Navy As A Graduate.

I know lots of Nigerians would like to know how to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate maybe because of the stories they have heard that a graduate has a higher rank and is paid handsomely.

It is no news that Nigerians would love to join the Nigerian Navy, hence the reason many of them rush to the recruitment website immediately they become graduates and fill the application without even making enquiries as to how it is being done. This is why so many would come back to say that they applied but were not notified or chosen.

For opportunities like this, one has to be very careful because millions of other people are also applying so you have to make sure that there is no excuse whatsoever for you not to be chosen. That is why we are here for you, read this article further and find out how to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate.

How to join the Nigeria Navy as a graduate

Important Requirements to Join the Nigerian Navy.

To join the Nigerian Navy;

• You must be a Nigerian Citizen

• You must meet some certain physical, mental, and psychological training ie be physically, mentally and medically fit.

•Fall within the age bracket of 18-24 (subject to change, depending on type of recruitment)

•For males, a height of 1.7m while for females, a height of 1.67m.

•Be a literate and have certain educational qualifications.

•You would have to pass the Nigerian Navy Aptitude test and series of interviews conducted at different stages.

•Pass the medical screening.

From the above requirements, you can see that the Navy do not admit feeble minded people into its base. You would have to make sure that you are physically fit so as to endure the rigorous military training you would receive, if you are shortlisted. You also have to be medically fit, be of a certain height to join the Nigerian Navy.

How to apply as a Naval Officer as a Graduate

  1. If you feel that you are an eligible graduate, then I believe you are qualified to join the Nigerian Navy.
  2. Go to their official recruitment portal.
  3. Check if your course of study is listed among the requirements
  4. Create your username and password on the website which you would use in registering your data.
  5. You would be presented with some forms which you are to complete. Be honest as you fill the form which will serve as a data base for you if you qualify finally. Also note that if your information is false and you are caught you will be prosecuted according to the law.
    Make sure the information you provide is correct.
  6. Upon your submission of your form online, you would be required to print all documents out including attestation forms, consent forms, guarantor’s form, form filled by your Local Government Chairman, Traditional ruler e.t.c. All these you will take to the Navy recruitment centers when the dates of the Nigerian Navy Aptitude test are released online.
  7. Report to the Navy exam centers with copies of the following documents: Birth certificate, guarantors form, parent consent form, local government identification form, educational documents, certificates with photocopies.
  8. Do not submit your original documents unless you are requested to do so which is rare.
    Most people made this mistake and are regretting it terribly.
    If you really want to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate or as a seaman, Make sure you study about the ranks in the Nigerian Navy, their functions, history e.t. and the sky will surely be your limit. Good luck.

Requirements for applying Nigerian Navy as Graduates

Before you send in your application on the website of the Nigerian Navy, it is important that you take a look at the requirements for applying as a graduate and make sure that you meet all the requirements in order not to waste your precious time and effort on a fruitless journey. The minimum requirements are as follows

  1. The job is opened only to Nigerians – you must be one before applying
  2. Applicants must be between the age of 22-35. For medical doctors, their age must not exceed 40.
  3. The applicant must be fit physically, mentally and medically before his application can be given any consideration. He/she must present evidence of such fitness as at the time of applying. In actual fact, all applicants are taken through series of test to determine their levels of fitness physically, mentally and medically.
  4. The individual must be given recommendation by minimum of 2 individuals and these individuals must be recognizable people in the society. They are required to attest to the integrity and character of the applicant. The individual that can give such recommendation may be Secretary or Chairman of the applicant’s Local Government of origin. It can also be military personnel starting from the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel.
    Police officers starting from the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police too can give such recommendation. The military or police personnel to give such recommendations must originate from the state of origin of the applicant. The person providing the recommendation is equally required to attach his/her passport photograph to the said recommendation letter.
  5. Letter of attestation from the institution he/she graduated from.
  6. The applicant is expected to be up to 1.68 m height for male and 1.65 m for female.
  7. He/she must never have been convicted of any crime by a court of law before. If the applicant is military personnel, he/she must be free of any form of military disciplinary case. The Commanding Officer of the military applicant is expected to attest to this.
  8. He/she must never have been convicted of any crime by a court of law before. If the applicant is military personnel, he/she must be free of any form of military disciplinary case. The Commanding Officer of the military applicant is expected to attest to this.
  9. Applicants must graduate with minimum of Second Class Lower degree or Lower Credit.
  10. If the applicant is a civilian that has graduated from either a university or polytechnic, he/she is expected to also present NYSC certificate or valid exemption letter.
  11. The individual must also have valid state of origin certificate.
  12. If the applicant has any professional qualification, he/she must present document that authenticate his/her registration with such professional bodies. These professional bodies must be recognized by Nigerian Laws
  13. It is forbidden for candidates to have any tattoo or inscription on their bodies. Any such candidate will be automatically disqualified
  14. All the original copies of certificates obtained by the applicant during education years must be presented by the candidate. The candidate must present all credentials from primary to tertiary institution.
  15. It is forbidden for any of the applicants to be member of any secret fraternity, society or cult.

How to Apply for Nigerian Navy as a Graduate

Application to join the Nigerian Navy is completely online and free. You don’t need to pay anyone or go through a middle man. To apply visit the navy enlistment portal. Please note that recruitments is not on for now. Regularly check the site or news sources to know when they are recruiting for the DSSC courses listed on their website.