Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Recruitment 2020

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Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from eligible and interested Nigerians by Nigerian Navy, for enlistment into the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 28.

Departments and Entry Requirements for the Nigerian Navy DSSC Recruitment


  • Applicants must possess BSc/HND
  • Certification in Nautical Sciences.
  • An individual with a membership of a relevant professional body has an added advantage.

Accounts and Budget

  • Bachelor’s degree or HND certification in Economics and Accounting.
  • A candidate who belongs to a professional body such as ICAN, ANAN, ACMA, ACCA, ACA has an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certification in Theology obtained through a registered institution of theology from either of the below-listed:
  1. Catholic Mission.
  2. Protestant Mission.
  • Candidates must have completed 2 years apprenticeship in Apostolic Ministry and be recommended from the pastoral missions.
  • Applicants must be males and properly ordained clergy of their respective Christian faith.


  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)/ B.Sc Ed certification in relevant fields is a must.
  • Holders of the first-degree certificate with PGD in the below-listed professions are eligible as well:
  1. Mathematics.
  2. Physics.
  3. Chemistry.
  4. History.
  5. Library Science (B.Sc).
  6. French Language.
  7. Chinese Language.
  8. Guidance and Counselling.
  9. Computer Science.
  10. Arabic Language.


  • Applicants must possess B.Sc or B Eng certification in the below-listed courses:
  1. Naval Architecture/Ship Design.
  2. Mechanical/Marine Engineering.
  3. Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  4. Aircraft Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering.
  • An applicant who is a registered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and belongs to the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) has an added advantage.

Human Resource Management

  • B.Sc, BA, HND Certification or its’ equivalent in the below-listed:
  1. Personnel Management.
  2. Public Administration.
  3. Human Resource Management.
  • An applicant who is a member of the National Institute of Management and other relevant bodies has an added advantage.


  • Required B.Sc or HND Certification in the below-listed courses:
  1. Cartography.
  2. Surveying/Geoinformatics.
  3. Geophysics.
  4. Physical Oceanography.
  • Membership of the National Institute of Statistics will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants with B.Sc degree certification in Physics and Mathematics must possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Land Survey in order to be eligible.


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  • The applicant must have a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies.
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology will be an added advantage.


  • B.Sc or HND in the following fields:
  1. Mass Communication.
  2. Journalism.
  3. Public Relations.
  4. Printing Technology.
  5. Cinematography.
  6. Television Production.
  7. Computer Technology (Desktop Publishing).
  • An applicant who is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has an added advantage.

Information and Communication Technology

  • Must possess a B.Sc/B.Tech/ B.Eng in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with a relevant qualification in the below-listed:
  1. Website development and management.
  2. Networking and network administration.
  3. Programming multimedia and software development.
  4. Server and database administration.
  5. Information and cybersecurity.
  • Candidates with Certification in relevant fields have an added advantage.


  • The below-listed medical fields with necessary entry qualifications are available:

General Doctors/Dental Surgeons

-MBBS, MBChB or equivalent.
-He/She must be a full registered member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
-Must possess a current practicing license.


-B.Pharm degree certification.
-Must be a full registered member of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria.
-Should possess a current practicing license.

Medical Lab Science

-Applicant should have Either a BMLS or AIMLS/ equivalent.
-Must be fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria.
-Should possess a current practicing license.


-Minimum of BSc/HND in Radiography.
Current practicing license.


-B. Physiotherapy or BMR (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation).
-The applicant must be registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB).
-Should have a current practicing license.


-Doctor of Optometry.
-She/He must be a fully registered optometrist, dispensing optician by the Optical Council of Nigeria.
-Should have a current practicing license.

Medical Records/Health Information Management

-BSc/ HND Certification is required.
Should have a current practicing license.


-B.Sc or HND Dietician/Nutrition.
-Must be registered with the Dietetics Council of Nigeria.
-Should possess a current practicing license.

Clinical Psychology

BSc/HND in Clinical Psychology and Applied – Psychology.
-Should have a current practicing license.

Biomedical Engineer

-BSc/HND in Biomedical Engineering.
-A current practicing license.

Public Health Officer

-Must possess a BSc/HND Certification in either or Community Health Information and Education or Environmental Health.
-The applicant must be fully registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORCON).
-Must possess a current practicing license.

General Nursing/ Midwives

-B.NSc and RN/RM.
-Must possess a current practicing license.
-Post basic qualification in any of the below-listed fields has an added advantage:

1. Accident and Emergency Nurse.
2. Intensive Care Unit Nurse.
3. Peri-Operative Nurse.
4. Ophthalmic Nurse.
5. Dialysis/Renal Nurse.

Hospital Administration

-BSc/HND Certification in Hospital Administration.
-Should have a current practicing license.


  • BA/HND in Music.
  • An applicant with proficiency in any musical instrument will have an added advantage.


  • BA/HND Certification in Physical & Health Education or Human Kinetics and Health Education.
  • Candidates with proficiency in any physical sport will have an added advantage.


  • BSc/HND/B Eng in either of the following fields:
  1. Transport Management.
  2. Economics, Business Management or in Purchasing and Supply.
  3. Architecture.
  4. Catering/Hospitality Management.
  5. Civil Engineering.
  6. Quantity Survey.
  7. Structural Engineering.
  8. Estate Surveyor and Value.
  • The applicant must have a Certificate of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology.

Legal Services

  • LLB and BL.
  • Must have a minimum post qualification experience of 2 years.

Important Notice

  • Fake certificates/false information leads to automatic disqualification and Applicant duly prosecuted.
  • Applicants applying with the First-degree certification must be in at least Second Class Upper Division while those with HND must have Upper Credit.
  • Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
  • A certificate of full registration with the applicant’s statutory professional bodies in Nigeria is a must.
  • Applicants applying with foreign institutions credentials should ensure the authentication of certificates by the Federal Ministry of Education.
  • All applicants must be single.
    O’level WAEC/NECO/GCE and equivalents with Credit in Mathematics and English is compulsory for every applicant.
  • NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC is a must for every applicant.
  • Male candidates must not be less than 1.68 meters tall.
  • Female candidates must not be below 1.65 meters in height.
  • Applicants should be from 22 – 28 years of age by 7 January 2021. Except for Chaplains and Imams who should not be above 30 years by the said date.
  • A duly signed letter of attestation by the head of the unit is required from every serving personnel, Soldier/Rating/Airman, and other paramilitary services personnel.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted according to the aptitude test results.
  • The date and time of the Aptitude Test will be disposed of through the Nigerian Navy Recruitment website (
  • Applicants should choose either of the below-listed centers which is close or convenient for them for the qualifying aptitude test:
Location Centers
Abuja Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks, Abuja.
Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks, Abuja.
Bauchi Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks.
Imo Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, Owerrinta.
Lagos Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
Port-Harcourt Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.
Sokoto Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks, Sokoto.
  • Applicants must come along to the Aptitude Test Centres with the below-listed:
  1. Photocopies of Degree and NYSC Discharge Certificate.
  2. Parents/Guardian Consent Form.
  3. Acknowledgment Form.
  • Online registration is currently suspended due to COVID-Pandemic.
  • The entire enlistment process is free of charge, refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.

Application Procedures

  • Completed Application forms should be submitted through the Nigerian navy application portal
  • Click on the ‘SUBMIT’ button on the portal and generate a Transaction ID.
  • Print out a copy of the ‘Application Summary’.

For technical support, call Nigerian Navy on 08062090473 or 09066360150 or email between 8 am – 5 pm only.

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