DSSC Recruitment Application Form Portal for the Nigerian Air Force 

This is the time for the DSSC Recruitment Application Form Portal 2021/2022 for the Nigerian Air Force This is to let everyone know that the Nigerian Air Force is now accepting applications. How to apply online for a job in the Nigerian Air Force: A Step-by-Step Guide

The air division of the Nigerian Armed Forces is known as the Nigerian Air Force. With roughly 15,000 soldiers and a fleet that includes 8 Chinese Chengdu F-7s, 13 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, helicopter gunships, armed attack drones, and military transport aircraft, it is one of the biggest in Africa.

The NAF welcomes competent graduates and postgraduates to apply for training positions as Direct Short Service Cadets in the following professions:

Title: Direct Short Service Cadets Recruitment for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 2021

Location: Nationwide


Nationality: Applicants must be of Nigerian origin.

Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years by 30 September 2022 (25 – 40 years for Medical Consultants). Please note the following:

  Candidates born before 29 September 1992 are not eligible, while candidates born before 29 September 1982 are no eligible for medical consultants. For Chaplains/Imams, candidates born before 29 September 1992) need not apply.

   The Exercise is not for serving personnel desiring Branch Commission. Therefore, personnel above 30 years of age (born before 29 September 1992) need not apply.

Marital Status: All applicants must be single.

Height: Minimum height is 1.66m or 5.4ft for males and 1.63m or 5.3ft for females.

Medical Fitness: All Applicants must be medically and physically fit and must meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.

Local Government Area Attestation Form: The applicants' local government area attestation form must be signed by a local government area chairperson, secretary, or magistrate from the applicants' local government area, as well as a military officer from the same state as the applicants, not below the rank of Wing Commander in the Nigerian Air Force or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy, or a police officer with the rank of assistant commissioner and above. The photocopy of the signees' driver's license, national ID card, or international passport, as well as their passport photo, must be submitted with the Local Government Area Attestation Form. In addition, the signee must authenticate the applicant's passport photo.

Presentation of original credentials: Successful applicants will be required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following:

Two recent passport size photographs to be stamped and countersigned by the officer of appropriate rank as specified in Paragraph 6.

Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.

Original and Photocopy of Educational/Trade Certificates.

Original and Photocopy of Indigene ship certificate from applicant’s Local Government/State of Origin.

Original and Photocopy of Attestation of Good Character signed by Officer of appropriate rank as specified in paragraph 6.

Anyone suspected of impersonating another person or submitting a fake document will be rejected from the selection process. Any later discovery of a fraudulent declaration may also result in exclusion from training. The Nigeria Police will be given these applicants for prosecution. The Nigerian Air Force will not respond to inquiries about applicants whose applications were denied. Please take note that there is NO CHARGE for online registration for interested applicants. Valid email addresses and phone numbers must be entered in the corresponding fields on the application form by applicants.

Application Forms: On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the under listed documents:

Acknowledgment Slip.

Attestation of Parent/Guardians Form.

Local Government Area Attestation Form.

Successful applicants would be invited for Selection Board Interview Exercise through the portal.


For first-degree holders and HND holders, a minimum requirement for applicants is Second Class Upper Division or Upper Credit. Additionally, applicants must have three additional credits in disciplines pertinent to their degree program along with credit in English language and mathematics. Being computer literate will be helpful.

Applicants must possess NYSC Discharge certificate or Letter of Exemption from NYSC at the time of applying for DSSC.

Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria where applicable.

Requirements: Applicants are advised to carefully read the specific disciplines required before filling the form:

Aircraft Engineering: ND/B.Eng./BSc Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Material Technology, Automobile Engineering.

Armament Technology: ND/B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, BSc Industrial Chemistry, BSc Applied Mathematics, BSc Physics, HND/BSc Explosive Chemistry, BSc Rocket Science.

Operations: BSc/HND Statistics, Data Analyst.

Technology in the fields of communication, information, and space include: BSc/MSc/B.Eng./B.Eng./HND Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer & Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, PGD Satellite Communication, PGD Satellite Ground Station Engineering, PGD/BSc Remote Sensing, PGD/BSc Geographic Information System, PGD/BSc Rocker It would be advantageous to hold professional qualifications in fields like PHP, Python, MS Azure, CSS, Web App Dev. (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), CNDA, MCDBA, OCA, MCSA, CEH, CHFI, CISSP, LPT, OSCP, CAIE, and PGD.

Logistics: BSc/HND Economics, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics. Possession of professional certifications such as CIPSM and CILT is required. PGD and MSc would be added advantage.

Works and Services: BSc/HND Architecture, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Urban and Regional Planning.

Air Intelligence: BSc/HND Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Geography, Land Surveying, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science (Comitia A+ Ethical Hacking and advantage), Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, Robust Engineering, Computer Forensic, Mandarin and Arabic, Criminology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Psychol.

Administration: BSc Physical and Health Education, BSc/HND Hotel Management, BSc/HND Hospitality Management, BSc/HND Food Science Technology.

Air Provost: BSc Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, LLB, BL.

Public Relations: B.A/BSc/HND Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations.

Legal Services: LLB, BL.

Education: B.A (Ed) Fine Arts, BSc (Ed)/B Tech (Edd)/B.Ed. Computer Education/Education Information Technology, BSc (Ed)/B.Ed. Biology, B.Tech/BSc (Ed) Technical Education, BSc (Ed)/B.Ed. Mathematics, B.A (Ed)/B.Ed. English, BSc (Ed)/B.Ed. Business Studies.

Chaplain: BSc/B.A/HND Theology Chaplain.

Imam: B.A Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature.

Music: B.A Music/HND Music Technology.

Personnel Services: BSc/HND Public Administration, Statistics.

Account and Budget: BSc Accounting, Economics.

Medicals: MBBS, equivalent. Must be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and must possess a current practicing license in any of the following specialist areas:

Medical Officer

2. Consultant – General Surgeon

3. Consultant – Oncologist

4. Consultant – Paediatrics

5. Consultant – O & G

6. Consultant – Radiologist

7. Consultant – Endocrinologist

8. Consultant – Anaesthetist

9. Consultant – Internal Medicine

10. Consultant – Ophthalmologist

11. Consultant – ENT

12. Consultant – Neurologist

13. Consultant – Nephrologist

14. Consultant – Urologist

15. Consultant – Dental

16. Consultant – Family Medicine

Professional Allied to Medicine: Must have specialist’s qualifications or its equivalent. Must be fully registered by its specialists Council of Nigeria and possess a current practicing license in any of the following specialist areas:

1. Optometrist: BSc in Optometry or B.Optom. Must be fully registered by the Optical Council of Nigeria.

2. Radiographer:  BSc in Medical Imaging Science or Radiography and must be fully registered with the Radiographers Council of Nigeria.

3. Pharmacist:  Must possess a B.Pharm degree and be fully registered with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria.

4. Medical Lab Scientist:  Must possess eith a BMLS or AIMLS and its equivalent and be fully registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientist Council of Nigeria.

5. Dietician/Nutrition Science:  B.Sc. or HND Dietician/Nutrition. Must be fully registered with Dietetics Council of Nigeria.

6. Clinical Psychologist:  Must possess a MSc Clinical Psychology and BSc General and Applied Psychology.

7. Community/Environmental Health Officer: Must possess either a BSc or HND in either Environmental Health or Community Health or Public Health. Must be fully registered with the Environmental Health Council of Nigeria.

8. Medical Records Officer:  Must possess a BSc or HND Health Records and Biostatics and must be fully registered with the Health Records Registration Board of Nigeria.

9. Biomedical Engineer:  Must possess a BSc or HND in Biomedical Engineering.

10. Physiotherapist:  Must possess either B.Physiotherapy or BMR (Bacher of Medical Rehabilitation). Must be registered with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Registration Board of Nigeria (MRTB).

11. Dental Therapist/Technologist:  BDS or its equivalent. Must be fully registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Nurses: BSc /RN and RM (Double Qualification)Must be registered and have a current practicing license from the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council. Also hold a post basic qualification in any of the specialties listed.

1)    Oncology Nurse

2)    Dental Nurse

3)    Paediatric Nurse

4)    Aesthetic Nurse

5)    Ear, Nose and Throat Nurse

6)    Critical Care Nurse

7)    Intensive Care Nurse

8)    Trauma Nurse

9)    Disaster Nurse

10)  Peri-Operative Nurse

11)  Burns and Plastic Nurse

12)  Orthopaedic Nurse

13)  Ophthalmic Nurse

14)  Cardio Pulmonary Nurse

15)  Bachelor of Nursing Science

Museum and Archives: BA History and BA Archaeology/Anthropology.

Application Process is FREE OF CHARGE and no payment should be made at any point throughout the Exercise. For Support, please call: 09064432351, 08043440802 and 09055840142 or Email: All phone lines are available from Monday to Friday between 9:30AM and 5:30PM.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

Application Deadline  30th August, 2021.

Note: Application Process is FREE OF CHARGE and no payment should be made at any point throughout the Exercise.