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Apply Now:Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) 2024

This blog post will provide you with all the information you need to know about the 2024 Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29. So, read carefully till the end in order to ensure success in the application and selection exercise.


Are you a Nigerian with a strong desire to serve your country? The Nigerian Navy invites you to seize the opportunity of a lifetime by applying for the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29. This special enlistment is open to qualified individuals, and online registration kicks off on December 27, 2023, which closes on February 7, 2024. Here’s your chance to make a significant impact and contribute to the defense and well-being of your nation. Click here to apply

About the DSSC Course 29

The Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29 is a path to a fulfilling career in the Nigerian Navy. The Navy is seeking candidates across various departments, each with unique entry requirements. Candidates are read carefully and apply for the specific category that aligns with their qualifications. The following are the various categories available for applicants to apply:

Medical Department

The Nigerian Navy is in search of qualified professionals to join its medical team. Here are the different fields within the Medical Department along with their respective entry qualifications and requirements:

  1. Medical Officers/Dental Surgeons: If you hold an MBBS or MBBCh for medical doctors and BDS for dental surgeons, this is your chance. Ensure you are fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and possess a current practicing license.
  2. Pharmacy: This category is for B.Pharm or Doctor of Pharmacy degree holders with full registration from the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria and a current practicing license are encouraged to apply.
  3. Medical Lab Science: BMLS graduates fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria and possessing a current practicing license are eligible to apply.
  4. Radiographer: For those who have a BSc in Radiography and a current practicing license, the Nigerian Navy welcomes your application.
  5. Physiotherapy: B.Physiotherapy or BMR graduates, registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB) and possessing a current practicing license, are are the applicants needed here.
  6. Optometry: Optometrists with a Doctor of Optometry degree, full registration by the Optical Council of Nigeria, and a current practicing license can apply.
  7. Medical Records/Health Information Management: Nigerian youths with a BSc/HND and a current practicing license in Medical Records/Health Information Management are the ones to apply this category.
  8. Clinical Psychology: Graduates with BSc in Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology, with a current practicing license, are eligible to join the Navy through this category of medical team.
  9. Biomedical Engineer: BSc/HND holders in Biomedical Engineering with a current practicing license are invited to contribute their skills.
  10. Public Health Officer: BSc/HND in Environmental Health or Community Health Information and Education, along with full registration by the Environmental Health Officers Registrations Council of Nigeria (EHORCON) and a current practicing license, are the prerequisites for this role.
  11. General Nursing/Midwives: B.NSc RN and RM holders with a current practicing license are encouraged to apply. Additional post basic qualifications in specialized fields such as Accident and Emergency Nurse, Intensive Care Unit Nurse, Peri-Operative Nurse, Ophthalmic Nurse, and Dialysis/Renal Nurse will be advantageous.
  12. Social Welfare Officer/Nutritionist: BSc holders with a practicing license from relevant regulatory bodies and registered membership of the professional board are invited to contribute to the Navy’s health service.
  13. Occupational Therapist: Graduates with BSc in Occupational Therapy and a practicing license from relevant regulatory bodies and registered membership of the professional board are encouraged to apply.

Engineering Department

The Engineering Department is a very important part of the Nigerian Navy, and it is seeking individuals with B.Sc or B Eng qualifications in the following fields:

  • Control Engineering
  • Naval Architecture/Ship Design
  • Marine Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Marine Engineering (Electrical)
  • Mechatronics Engineering

Also, membership of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) will be an added advantage for prospective candidates.

General Information to Candidates

Now that we have explored the interesting opportunities available in the Nigerian Navy through the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 29, it’s mandatory to understand the general information and requirements for prospective candidates.

  1. Citizenship and Honesty: To be eligible for the Nigerian Navy DSSC Course 29, applicants must be Nigerian citizens by birth. What to note is the importance of honesty throughout the application process. Providing false information or presenting fake certificates will result in disqualification and potential prosecution.
  2. Academic Qualifications and Computer Literacy: Candidates should have a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for first-degree holders and Upper Credit for HND holders. Computer literacy is an additional advantage across all fields.
  3. Professional Certifications and Registration: Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria. So as to be sure that candidates are well-qualified and recognized in their chosen fields.
  4. Authentication of Foreign Certificates: For those who studied outside Nigeria, ensure that your certificates are authenticated by the Federal Ministry of Education. Copies of all certificates must be submitted at chosen aptitude test centers.
  5. O’Level Requirements: All applicants must present their O’level results, that is West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), along with any other relevant results such as NECO. Credits in Mathematics and English are compulsory.
  6. NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption Letter: A compulsory requirement for enlistment is the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate or a letter of exemption from NYSC.
  7. Height Requirements and Age Limit: Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters tall, while female applicants must not be less than 1.65 meters tall. Applicants should be between 22 and 28 years of age by March 25, 2024, except for Medical Officers, who should not be more than 30 years.
  8. Attestation for Serving Personnel: Serving personnel from other military or paramilitary services must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the heads of their units.
  9. Qualifying Aptitude Test: Applicants will be shortlisted for a qualifying aptitude test. The date and time will be communicated via the Nigerian Navy website.

Test Centers and Requirements

During the online registration, candidates are to choose from the following centers for the qualifying aptitude test, and they should appear with necessary documents:

Abuja Centres:

  • Army Day Secondary School, Mogadishu Barracks.
  • Command Day Secondary School, Lungi Barracks.

Bauchi Centre:

  • Command Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks.

Owerrinta Centre:

  • Nigerian Navy College of Accounts and Finance, Owerrinta, Abia State.

Lagos Centres:

  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.
  • Navy Town Secondary School, Navy Town Ojo.

Port-Harcourt Centres:

  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.
  • Air Force Secondary School, 115 Special Operations Group, Air Force Base.

Sokoto Centre:

  • Army Day Secondary School, Giginya Barracks.

Submission of Form

Upon completing the application form, applicants should click ‘SUBMIT’ on the portal to generate the applicant’s Transaction ID. It is advisable to print out a copy of the ‘Application Summary.’ For further inquiries, call 08061100665 between 0800 and 1700 hours only.

Note on Charges

Applicants are reminded that the entire special enlistment process is free of charge. Be cautious and refrain from giving money to any individual under any guise.


Embrace the opportunity to serve your country and build an interesting career in the Nigerian Navy. Follow these guidelines carefully and thoroughly, and embark on your journey to make a meaningful impact. The Nigerian Navy awaits dedicated individuals like you that are ready to uphold honor, courage, and commitment. Best of luck in your pursuit of joining the Nigerian Navy!

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